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Posted on: February 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Warming Stations and Shelter Information

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Warming Stations are locations where folks can go to get in from the cold. They have heat and may have power to plug in small devices. Warming Stations are not shelters for sleeping purposes.

1. The Forney Police Department lobby is open as a WARMING STATION. There is a public restroom, and we have a limited number of outlets to plug in devices.

2. C-Life Church at 204 FM 1641, Forney is open as a WARMING STATION.

3. First Baptist Church Forney at 1003 College Ave, Forney, TX 75126 is open as a WARMING STATION from

4. First Baptist Church Kaufman at 200 W. Fair St., Kaufman is open as a SHELTER. They have limited space. Please contact the Forney EOC for further details or if you wish to utilize this resource.

5. C-Life Church Kaufman at 2918 US 175 Kaufman, TX 75142 is open as a WARMING STATION.

6. C-Life Church Sunnyvale at 610 US-80 E, Sunnyvale, TX 75182 is open as a WARMING STATION.

7. C-Life Church Rockwall at 1950 Alpha Dr, Rockwall, TX 75087 is open as a WARMING STATION.

8. Evans Recreation Center in Mesquite, 1116 Hillcrest Street, Mesquite is open as a WARMING STATION until 6pm. No pets.

WEATHER & POWER INFO: Today will be very cold, but there will not be any precipitation until tonight and overnight. The next, and final round of storms will come tonight and overnight. We will not get to temperatures above freezing until Friday afternoon.

We have no updated information regarding the power situation other than the overall grid is still in a crisis situation with several power plants offline and unable to keep up with demand. We posted yesterday a press release from ONCOR with additional details.

We have fielded calls from several citizens who are dependent upon medical devices (e.g. oxygen machines). We are working on directing these individuals to resources as we become aware.

You may contact the Forney Emergency Operations Center at 9725647636. Please call Forney Public Safety Dispatch at 9725647600 for non-emergency regular police, fire, and EMS calls for service and 911 for emergencies.

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