Each city has announced the location of a local warming shelter for individuals whose power has been cut. Visiting individuals will need to abide by health guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing.
Grapevine’s warming center will be located at The REC at 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. Visitors can call 817-410-4455 or 817-410-8127 for more information. Individuals needing transportation to the center can also call ahead to request a ride.
Southlake’s warming center will be located at the DPS North Training Facility during the day at 100 E. Dove Road, Southlake. Pets are not permitted, according to the city’s website. Water will be provided, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Updates regarding how long the center will be open can be found on the city of Southlake's website.
Colleyville’s warming center will be at the City Hall complex at 100 Main St. The site will be open 24 hours a day. The City Hall complex has backup power provided by diesel generators and will be open as long as the city is experiencing power outages. The city is providing snacks, warm and cold drinks, and bathroom facilities for residents who have lost power.
The state of Texas is currently seeing high demand for power, and grids are having trouble meeting the demand, plunging many areas into rolling blackouts to help conserve energy.