SAN ANTONIO – Multiple warming centers have been made available across the San Antonio area to help residents who have lost power and remain stuck in the cold and dark.
San Antonio city officials said the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will remain open through Friday as a warming center.
Anyone needing transportation help in getting to the convention center can call 311.
Elderly residents and families with children will be a priority, City Manager Erik Walsh said Tuesday. Read more here.
Southside ISD opened up a 24-hour warming center at Losoya Middle School Gym, at 1610 Martinez Losoya Road. The center will be open until 3 p.m. on Friday. The center offers hot showers, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anyone wishing to contribute blankets or food are urged to visit southsideisd.org.
Southwest ISD is opening up McAuliffe Middle School as a warming center starting at noon Thursday. Families will need to bring their own items such as blankets, clothing, etc. COVID-19 safety measures will be applied. Additional information and updates will be posted on the district’s Facebook page as it becomes available.
Southwest ISD is also offering four curbside meal distribution sites on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the following elementary campuses:
- Big Country ES
- Bob Hope ES
- Hidden Cove ES
- Southwest ES
Included in the meal package is a lunch for Saturday and breakfast and lunch for Sunday. All meals are for children 18 and under.
The City of New Braunfels will also provide a warming center at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center at 375 South Castell Ave.
It opened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, will be accessible to anyone, and will remain operational until winter weather improves and rotating power outages are no longer necessary. Read more here.
For people in other cities who need help and can safely travel, the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s website has a list of warming centers across the state.
Here’s a list of warming centers on the TDEM website, plus others listed by various municipalities.
- Boerne: Anytime Fitness - 1018 River Road
- Boerne: FBC Boerne - 631 South School St
- Boerne: Hill Country Family Services - 451 N. Main St.
- Boerne: The Graphix House - 105 Parkway B
- Boerne: YMCA Warming Center - 820 Adler St.
- Fredricksburg Elementary School - 1608 N. Adams St.
- Ingram: Ingram Elementary School - 125 Brave Run
- Ingram: Ingram Tom Moore High School - 700 TX-39 Ingram
- Karnes City: First United Methodist Church - 201 N. Esplanade
- Kerrville: First United Methodist Church - 321 Thompson Drive
- Kerrville: Salvation Army Kroc Center - 201 Holdsworth Drive
- Kerrville: Salvation Army of Kerrville - 855 Hays
- New Braunfels: New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center - 375 South Castell Avenue
- San Antonio: Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office (Call 210-335-0335 prior to leaving your home to confirm space is available.)
- San Antonio: Crosspoint Church - 2600 Roy Richard Drive, Schertz
- San Antonio: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
- San Antonio: Judson High School gym - 9142 FM 78, Converse
- San Antonio: Schertz Community Center - 1400 Schertz Parkway Building 3, Schertz
- San Antonio: Southside ISD - 1610 Martinez Losoya Road
- San Marcos: Southside Community Center - 518 Guadalupe St.
- San Marcos: Salvation Army - 300 S CM Allen Parkway Ste. 100
- San Marcos: Westover Baptist Church - 1310 Advance St.
- Seguin: St. James Catholic Church - 510 S. Camp St.
- Wimberley: First Baptist Church of Wimberley - 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy
Several local churches also opened socially distanced temporary shelters this past week including Corazon Ministries at Travis Park Church, Church Under the Bridge, City Church, Last Chance Ministries, Life Restored Church and First Baptist Church.
Masks and social distancing protocols are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are advised to check ahead of time to confirm availability and hours at these locations.
Salvation Army has also opened 20 overflow shelter beds at the Dave Coy Men’s Shelter, located at 226 Nolan St. (IDs required).
Bexar County Shelters information:
- The Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office has made available an emergency shelter option at its office. There is capacity for 20 people to stay overnight if needed and for an additional 20 people to warm up and charge their phones. COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect and those wanting to use the shelter are asked to call the Fire Marshal’s Office at (210) 335-0335 prior to coming out.
- The City of Converse has partnered with Judson ISD and will continue to operate an emergency shelter for the Converse/Judson communities at Judson High School Gymnasium, 9142 FM 78, Converse, TX 78109. This shelter will remain open overnight and has cots available. All COVID-19 protocols are being followed.
The National Guard is deployed across Texas to conduct welfare checks and assist local authorities in helping those in need find a local warming station.
To find the closest warming shelter, please use the map here or for information on additional assistance and resources call 2-1-1.