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Plenty of space at Calallen FEMA Dome warming center

A warming center at the Calallen FEMA Dome opened Wednesday night.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi is opened a 24 hour Emergency Warming Shelter at the Calallen FEMA Dome for seniors, families and anyone in need of refuge.

Anyone who needs emergency shelter is advised to go immediately. They will be accepting residents until they reach capacity.

As of Thursday at 11 a.m., there are 65 cots in total and less than 10 people there.

The shelter will open until Saturday morning, February 20.

  • Location: 4001 Wildcat Drive

If you need a ride to the shelter, can contact the RTA starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight until 9 p.m. at (833) 782-3539.

After 8 p.m., you can call the city at (361) 826-2489. The Emergency Shelter has heat but no have running water.

Warming Centers

The City of Corpus Christi announced they will reopen warming centers through Friday.

City warming centers are not places to eat or sleep and no pets are allowed, city officials said. COVID-19 protocols will also be in place. Temperature checks at the door and facemasks are required.

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The following places will be open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday.

  • La Retama Central Library, 805 Comanche,  826-7000
  • Ethel Eyerly Senior Center, 654 Graham Road, 826-2330
  • Garden Senior Center, 5325 Greely Drive, 826-2345
  • Oveal Williams Senior Center, 1414 Martin Luther King Drive, 826-2305
  • Northwest Senior Center, 9725 Up River Road, 826-2320
  • Lindale Recreation Center, 3133 Swantner Drive, 826-3449

Ingleside

The City of Ingleside Senior Center is open all night for anyone who needs a warm place, the police department announced. You're asked to bring your own blankets and wear a mask. Need other resources or information? Call the Communications Center at (361) 776-2531.

  • Location: 2850 Main St, Ingleside, TX 78362
Credit: City of Corpus Christi

The City also offered these precautions you can take to reduce your risk of frostbite and hypothermia in extreme cold weather. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Wear several layers of loose-fitting clothing, mittens, a hat and a face cover when outdoors.
  • Stay dry.
  • Be extra cautious in the wind. A strong wind, even in only moderately cold weather, can cause a wind chill far below freezing.
  • At the first signs of possible frostbite – redness or pain in any skin area – get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin.
  • Watch for hypothermia symptoms.
    • Confusion, drowsiness, slurred speech, a drop in blood pressure, shallow breathing and a pinkish tint to the skin.
    • Anyone with hypothermia symptoms is in immediate danger and should receive medical help right away.
  • Check on elderly or sick people, especially if they live alone or in isolated areas.

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