Four warming stations have opened for temporary shelter in the city of Plano as dangerous weather and power outages have continued.
A city of Plano emergency warming station is open around the clock to the public until the evening of Feb. 18 at Grace Church Plano. The city also began distributing water for those with broken pipes at the church at 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Distribution will continue until 8 p.m. or until supplies are gone, according to a city press release. Up to 12 bottles of water will be given to each household.
The warming station was opened in a partnership between the city and the church, which is located at 3301 Preston Road, Plano, at the corner of Preston and Parker roads, a press release from the city said.
Those who come to the church are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and are asked to bring their own blankets, water and snacks, per the release. Pets are not permitted at the warming center. The center opened Feb. 16.
The Islamic Association of Collin County is operating a 24-hour warming center at 6401 Independence Parkway, Plano. Anyone who comes to the center is required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, according to a city update. Individuals are encouraged to bring blankets for seating and pets are not allowed, per the update.
The Collin County Chinese Fellowship Church has a warming center open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Feb. 18. Hours may be extended, and the church has water, electricity and Wi-Fi available at 4500 McDermott Road, Plano. Temperature checks and masks are required for entry, according to a social media update from the city.
The Plano Salvation Army headquarters at 3528 E. 14th St., Plano, typically operates as an overnight warming station in severe weather. The station is reopening at 5 p.m. Feb. 18 for overnight guests, according to an emailed update. Buses will be running to shuttle guests at 5 p.m. from the Plano Events Center and at 6:30 p.m. from the Parker Road Station and will travel between there, the warming station and Harrington Library until 8:30 p.m. After 10 p.m., guests will only be let in with a police escort.
The warming station at Sent Church is currently closed, according to a social media update.