Impacts from winter weather have been minimal, but officials say they remain prepared

Temperatures will dip into the 20s on Friday

Bexar County Emergency Operations Center has all hands on deck during Thursday’s winter weather (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio, Bexar County, CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System officials said Thursday the impact of this week’s winter weather has been minimal so far. Still, officials aren’t taking anything for granted.

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No major power or water outages had been reported as of noon Thursday and roadways were not frozen.

But with temperatures dipping into the 20s overnight on Friday, the city will keep its four warming centers open to the public until noon on Friday. Those locations include:

  • Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista
  • Hamilton Community Center, 10700 Nacogdoches
  • Denver Heights Community Center, 300 Porter
  • Harlandale Community Center, 7227 Briar Place

Residents without transportation can call 311, and city staff will help facilitate a ride.

The Bexar County Emergency Operations Center continues to be active as officials continue to monitor any impacts from the weather.

The on-site team say they are prepared, even though they are not anticipating any high impact weather situations.

Fire officials say there were a lot of lessons learned after Winter Storm Uri that swept the region last year. The EOC said the day is an excellent opportunity to ensure they are active in responding to the communities needs in several ways.

On Thursday, part of their effort is making sure warming centers are open and available to those who need shelter.

From inside the EOC, emergency personnel can dispatch and respond to emergencies or disasters within Bexar County and the region. They also coordinate relief and recovery operations.

As the cold front settles the EOC reminds the public to protect the four p’s: people, pets, plants and pipes. They also urge everyone to adhere to heater and fire safety.

For more winter tips and information visit www.bexar.org.

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About the Authors:

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He’s a bilingual award-winning news reporter and he joined KSAT in 2021. Before coming to San Antonio, Cotto was reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas. He’s a veteran of the United States Navy.

Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.