Freezing rain overnight has left tens of thousands of Austin residents without power. What started as a cute “snow day” off from school has quickly become eerily similar to Winter Storm Uri. As we wait for warmer temps to melt the ice, here are some cold weather shelters in Austin to help those in need.
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These shelters will be open OVERNIGHT (2/1/2023) and are open to anyone in need. Registration is taking place at:
One Texas Center (OTC)
505 Barton Springs Road
- Little Walnut Creek Branch Library, 835 W. Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758
- Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
- Turner Roberts, 7201 Colony Loop Dr., Austin, TX 78724
- Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78701
Pets are not permitted inside these cold weather shelters. If someone arrives with a pet, facility staff will contact Animal Services to provide pet support. Service animals are allowed at City facilities.
Remember the 4 P’s:
People – Before even thinking about going outside, layer up. DO NOT use a generator, grill, camp-stove, or any gasoline, propane, or charcoal-burning device to heat the inside of your home because they generate deadly carbon monoxide gas.
Pets – Please bring them inside!
Pipes – Cover exposed pipes (socks and towels work if you don’t have a fancy one!), turn off outside faucets, drip ONE faucet only if needed.
Plants – cover your pretties or bring them inside.
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