City to open warming centers starting Sunday

El Paso News

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.​

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

Texas Governor Greg Abbott responds to CDC mask recommendation update

Mental health experts react to Simone Biles' withdraw from team competition

Pedestrian killed in East El Paso crash

KTSM 10pm news tease 07-27-2021

El Paso County Sheriff's Office: Case closed involving man accused of abandoning husky on side of road

Federal court hearing postponed for El Paso Walmart shooting suspect

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link
Live Radar Link Banner