Stay warm! Here’s a list of warming centers open in the Big Country

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Several warming centers have opened their doors to people who have lost power around the Big Country. Here’s a list of warming centers.

Abilene:
Beltway Park Church north and southside campuses opened their doors to the community of Abilene, they are located at 2850 Highway 351, and 4009 Beltway Park South.
Beltway Park Church is currently at capacity, we’ll update as soon as we get new information.

Crunch Fitness is also offering food, water, showers, and warmth for the entire Abilene community.

Broadview Baptist Church located at 2500 S 27th St, Abilene, TX 79605, has been set up as a warming center

The National Guard is now talking calls at 0830 to take citizens to the warming shelter who need it.

If you live on the north side of Abilene, call 325-721-6074. For the south side, call 325-721-4948.

Rise Church is a warming center, at the back of Elmcrest Baptist. They will pick up if needed , 377-256-7289! Showers and food available. Bring pillow and blanket.

Ballinger:
The City of Ballinger in cooperation with local churches has several available warming centers.

Some locations have bathing facilities, all have water and hot water. 
Some locations have cots and blankets for sleeping accommodations.

Please ensure you use appropriate social distancing and personal protection practices.

The Community Center in Ballinger WILL NOT experience power outages due to grid power conservation measures, aka rolling blackouts. It is located at 200 Crosson Avenue Ballinger TX 76821

Contact Mayor Seymore 915-356-4312
City Emergency Coordinator Brent Allen 325-977-1705
Assistant City Manager John Pierik 325-669-9766
First Baptist Church Ballinger 940-867-8680
First United Methodist Church 817-944-6800 

Please contact shelter area of choice prior to arriving.

John Pierik III
Assistant City Manager, CFO, Director of HR
City of Ballinger TX

325-669-9766 AMC John Pierik City Cell
325-365-3511 City Hall

700 RailRoad Ave
Ballinger TX 76821

Brownwood:
The City of Brownwood is setting up a temporary warming facility at the Depot Civic Center at 600 E. Depot Street. The Depot will be open until 5:00 p.m. The purpose of opening the Depot is to have a warm place for people to go if electricity is out in their homes for a prolonged period.

The Vine Street underpass is closed, so access the Depot from Adams Street. Chairs and tables are set up in the Depot. The facility is heated but may still feel cool due to the extremely low temperatures. 

The warming facility is not intended for overnight stays. If overnight accommodations are needed, contact Chief Eric Hicks at (325)800-9794 for Brownwood residents and Darrell Johnston, Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator, at (325)302-3188 for Brown County residents.

For more information on how to report power outages and tips for protecting your home, pets, and property, go to https://www.brownwoodtexas.gov/585/Winter-Weather

Brown County Home Solutions – Open 24/7 through Thursday

1101 Ave D @ Durham Ave. Brownwood, Texas.

Another Temporary Warming Facility has been set up at Adam Street Community Center located at 511 Adams Street.

The facility will be open until 8:00 p.m. (extended from 5pm) and reopen the following day at 8:00 am.

Coleman:
The City Of Coleman is opening a warming center to provide temporary relief to those who may need it.

The center is located at the Senior Center located at 916 South Concho Street. There is no power. The center is being heated by gas heaters.

Meals will not be provided.

Those who visit the center are encouraged to bring:
Bedding, Food, Drink, Personal Medications, Entertainment such as books and games, and any other necessities. They will be unable to accommodate pets.

Eastland:
First Baptist Church in Eastland, has opened its gym door to the community. They currently have power and will be offering a meal from 3 pm to 5 pm.

People are allowed to stay overnight
They are not able to accommodate pets at the moment pets
Visitors are encouraged to bring water.

If planned to go please call (254) 629-3355 to check availability.

405 S Seaman St, Eastland, TX 76448

Haskell:
Haskell County Residents can go to The Haskell Civic Center which has been set as a warming center. The Civic ceneter is located at 200 Ave B, Haskell, TX 79521.

Sweetwater:
The House of Peace located at 509 Locust St. in Sweetwater has been set up as a temporary warming shelter.
There is food, coats, blankets, pillows, and water.

People allowed to stay overnight, and pets are allowed.

They will keep their doors open until Friday morning.
For more information please contact Becky Acuña at 325-514-2204.

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