Shelters and Warming Centers opened; one already full

Published on Monday, 3 March 2014 12:48 - Written by


Updated 11:45 a.m.:

Bodacious BBQ at FM 14 and I-20 open as warming center.One on standby in Van as potential warming center.

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Red Springs fire station has been opened as a shelter and is at capacity right now.

First Baptist Church in Lindale is being opened as a shelter at the request of the Lindale fire department.

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The extreme winter weather gripping the region has prompted City of Tyler Emergency Management officials to open a “warming center” for those needing to escape the cold, according to a city news release.

The temporary warming center, operated by the American Red Cross, is located at the St. Louis Baptist Church, 4000 Frankston Highway.

The site can house 140 occupants and will provide light refreshments, including coffee and snacks, for those in need.

“Officials will continue to evaluate weather conditions throughout the day and will decide on the need for overnight sheltering services as the day progresses,” the news release states. “If additional shelters are needed for long-term stays, officials will release this information, along with the locations of any potential sites.”