CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi announced Friday morning that several senior centers and libraries will be opened to the public to help keep them warm during this weekend's arctic blast.
Temperatures already began to drop on Thursday, and freezing rain and sleet are forecasted to be in the area on Monday. The lows on Tuesday morning will range between 15-27 degrees.
The following locations will be opened as warming centers nightly starting Friday until Wednesday, Feb. 17. Hours of operations will be 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. each night.
Senior Centers Locations Serving as Warming Centers:
Broadmoor Senior Center 1651 Tarlton 826-3138
Ethel Eyerly Senior Center 654 Graham 826-2330
Garden Senior Center 5325 Greely 826-2345
Oveal Williams Senior Center 1414 Martin Luther King 826-2305
Public Libraries Locations Serving as Warming Centers:
Ben F. McDonald Public Library 4044 Greenwood 826-2356
La Retama Central Library 805 Comanche 826-7000
Owen R. Hopkins Public Library 3202 McKinzie 826-2350
Warming centers may remain open through Thursday, Feb. 18, depending on the weather forecast.
The City said the warming centers are not a place to eat or sleep. No food will be provided. Also, no pets are allowed in the warming centers.
COVID-19 protocols will be in place, which means temperature checks upon entry and mandatory mask wearing. Visitors will be expected to follow CDC guidelines requiring six feet of social distancing between one another.