EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — With wintry weather on its way to the Borderland this weekend, the El Paso Office of Emergency Management is opening warming centers.

The warming centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the following locations:

  • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr.
  • Clardy Fox Library, 5515 Robert Alva Ave.
  • Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
  • Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron St.
  • Wellington Chew Senior Center, 4430 Maxwell Ave.
  • Pavo Real Senior Center, 9301 Alameda Ave.
  • San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo Ct.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no activities are currently scheduled at the warming centers. COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be observed at all times.

Those who have insufficient heat are encouraged to visit a warming center and/or contact 3-1-1 for more information.

EPOEM also offered tips on staying safe during this weekend’s winter storm:

  • Avoid unnecessary trips outside. If you must go out, limit the time you stay outside.   
  • Wear several layers of loose, warm clothing.   
  • Keep your head, hands and feet covered when outdoors.   
  • Stay dry, as moisture can damage the insulating effectiveness of clothing.   
  • Pay extra attention to your daily needs: get enough sleep, eat high energy foods, drink warm beverages to help your body stay warm and avoid alcoholic beverages. 
  • Roads may become icy and slippery. If you have to drive, remember to slow down and keep your full attention on the road. Maintain enough distance from vehicles in fr​ont of you.

For more information about extreme cold safety, visit ElPasoReady.org.​