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More warming stations, shelters open across North Texas

The National Weather Service is warning this could be a historic winter storm with extremely cold temperatures.

Updated Wednesday with additional information.

Doors are opening across North Texas as millions of people still remain without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, leaving some homes without heat for hours.

A number of cities have opened or expanded temporary shelters and warming centers to help those in dire situations. 

YMCAs in North Texas

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Tuesday night that YMCAs serving Dallas, Denton, Ellis, and Rockwall counties are opening their doors for people without power and/or water to get warm. 

The following YMCAs will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19: 

  • Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff 
  • Moody Family YMCA
  • Plano Family YMCA
  • Frisco Family YMCA
  • Coppell Family YMCA
  • Lake Highlands Family YMCA
  • Park South YMCA 
  • Waxahachie Family YMCA 
  • White Rock Family YMCA 
  • J.E.R. Chilton Family YMCA at Rockwall 
  • Richardson Family YMCA 
  • Cross Timbers Family YMCA
  • Semones Family YMCA

Hot coffee, charging stations, WIFI, and water stations will be provided. Locker rooms will also be open at these branches for anyone who needs a hot shower. 

Everyone who visits the YMCAs needs to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing as much as possible.

Addison 

The Addison Athletic Club located at 3900 Beltway Drive has opened as a warming center. Visitors should bring their own food and bedding. Pets are allowed but must be in a crate. For more information, click here.

Bedford

Bedford, Hurst and HEB ISD will open a warming center at 5 p.m. Monday at Central Junior High, 3191 W. Pipeline Rd. in Euless. 

The warming center is expected to transition to an overnight shelter for anyone in need, officials said. 

People are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags, mats, blankets, and pillows. Cots will be available if people need them. 

Officials said there will be an approximate 150-person maximum capacity and masks are required. The warming center will provide water but people are urged to bring their own food and medicine. 

Showers will not be available and no pets are allowed at this time.

Cleburne 

The Cleburne Conference Center located at 1501 W Henderson Street is available as a warming center. 

Coppell

The CORE located at 234 Parkway Boulevard in Coppell has opened as a warming center. Visitors should wear face masks and practice social distancing. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks, bedding and device charging cables. Pets are allowed but must be in a carrier or crate. No cots, food, water, or blankets will be provided. For more information, click here.

Carrollton 

Newman Smith High School has opened as a warming center and overnight shelter. It's located at 2335 N. Josey Lane. It will be open until Friday, Feb. 19. 

Visitors will have to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing. Pets will not be allowed at the center, however, Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center will offer temporary pet housing if needed. 

For more information, click here.

Dallas

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center remains open as a warming center for homeless individuals and/or residents without power. It will be open 24 hours until further notice.

Dallas police tweeted out a number of warming stations available across the city on Wednesday: 

Residents can access the warming center on Canton Street (pass the guard shack and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters). The warming center is located in Exhibit Hall A. Residents will be provided a chair and table. They should bring in meals for themselves and their family if they are able to. 

Water, coffee and light snacks will be made available. The warming center is not an overnight shelter and cots will not be provided.

A COVID-19 screening will be required at sign-in. No ID is required. The warming center is set-up for proper social distancing, mask usage is required.  

Dallas leaders have partnered with other organizations to open more warming centers as of Tuesday evening.

Go here for a list of warming centers in Dallas County that are pet-friendly.

Northwest Dallas warming center: 

Buckner International has opened a temporary warming center that will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. It has capacity for 120 people. For reservations and to get location details, contact Ruth Bayona at 214-263-5386 or Aimee Encarnacion at 469-691-0062. First call, first serve basis. Appointment required. No ID required.

West Dallas warming centers: 

The Ledbetter Neighborhood Association and Builders of Hope, along with city and state leaders, have joined together to provide two mobile warming stations in West Dallas.

Two charter buses will be parked at the Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center located at 3114 Clymer Street, and at the Nash Davis Recreation Center located at 3719 N. Hampton Road. 

The buses will be parked there for the next 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 through Feb. 17. Snacks will be provided. 

Transportation to warming centers: 

Anyone who may need a ride to a warming station is instructed to email CouncilOffice@dallasacityhall.com for assistance.

RELATED: Winter Storm Watch in effect for all of North Texas

Decatur 

The Decatur Conference Center at 2010 US-380 has opened as a temporary warming center. Visitors should come to the west entrance of the building and call 940-393-0280 if they need assistance.

Denton

The City of Denton has made a number of facilities available as a temporary extreme weather center for those in need.

Here are the locations:

MLK Jr. Rec Center: 1300 Wilson Street. 940-349-8575. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

North Lakes Rec Center: 2001 W Windsor Street. 940-349-8287. Open Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday/Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City fire stations will be open from Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.: 

Station 2: 110 Mockingbird Lane
Station 4: 2110 E. Sherman Drive
Station 5: 2230 W. Windsor Drive
Station 6: 3232 Teasley Lane
Station 7: 4201 Vintage Parkway

Denton County Transportation Authority offering free bus rides to warming centers

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is offering free rides to warming centers.

To utilize the free fare promo, passengers should notify the operator upon boarding. Delays are expected throughout the day. Below is the list of warming stations in each city accessible by DCTA bus routes.

Denton

MLK Jr. Rec Center – Denton Connect Route 2

MLK Jr. Rec Center is open 24 hours a day until further notice with access to a sitting area, water, and restrooms. Masks are required for everyone who enters the building. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available at the door.

Pets are permitted and cots will be provided for overnight guests. DCTA allows service and non-service animals on our vehicles, but non-service animals must be in a pet carrier specifically designed to transport animals. The carrier may not be opened on the bus, must be leak-proof and well ventilated, and be small enough to fit on the owner's lap or on the floor space in the immediate area of the owner without blocking the aisle.

Fire Station 2 – Denton Connect Route 3

Fire stations will allow the public to access restrooms, sinks, handwashing stations and water. There are no sitting areas. Masks are required. Operating hours are Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lewisville

Music City Mall –  Lewisville Connect Route 22

We added an alternative stop on Lewisville Connect Route 22 to accommodate passengers traveling to the Music City Mall warming station. The warming center entrance is between Macy’s and Zion Market. City crews are treating the driveways, parking lot and sidewalks near the warming center entrance. Passengers should bring their own snacks, water, blankets and other necessities as needed.

Pets are welcome at the Music City Mall warming station but must always be on a leash or in a kennel when inside the mall. DCTA allows service and non-service animals on our vehicles, but non-service animals must be in a pet carrier specifically designed to transport animals. The carrier may not be opened on the bus, must be leak-proof and well ventilated, and be small enough to fit on the owner's lap or on the floor space in the immediate area of the owner without blocking the aisle.

Salvation Army - Lewisville Connect Route 22

The Salvation Army added 24 more beds to its temporary warming center and overnight shelter at Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Freeway just south of Main Street. They are available on a first-come basis, adults only, temperature check at the door prior to entry.

Desoto

The City of Desoto is moving its temporary warming and overnight shelter for residents without power. It's now located at Faith Bible Church, the church's gym at 1437 W. Pleasant Run Road, Desoto, 75115.

COVID-19 protocols are in place, including mask-wearing and social distancing. People wanting to spend the night should bring their own food, bedding, and personal care products. Pets are not allowed. 

Euless

Euless has opened a warming center at the Euless Family Life Rec Center, officials said, which is located at 300 W. Midway.

Fairview

The Chase Oaks Church is using its Sloan Creek campus as a warming and charging station. It will be using face mask and social-distancing protocols.

Coffee and hot meals will be available. Go here for more information.

Visitors who need to stay overnight should provide information here

Fannin County

The county has warming centers open at:

Leonard - 1st Baptist Church at 100 East Thomas, Leonard, TX 75452

Bonham - 1st Congregational Methodist Church at 13th and Hwy 121, please use the north door.

Honey Grove area - Allen’s Point Baptist Church

Ladonia area - Oakridge Church of Christ

Farmersville 

Farmersville has opened an overnight warming shelter at First Baptist Church of Farmersville at 124 S. Washington Street. The church can be reached at 972-782-8428. 

People are advised to go to the church office and call the phone number provided. Staff members will assist them.

Flower Mound

The City of Flower Mound has warming centers available for people in need. People should call the City's non-emergency line at 972-539-0525 for more information.

Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth opened an overnight shelter at the Fort Worth Convention Center Monday for residents without power. It's located at 1201 Houston Street and will be open 24 hours until Thursday at noon. 

The City says COVID-19 screening will take place before you can enter, and protocols will be in place. Cots will be provided, however, residents are asked to bring their own blankets. Food will not be provided.

Restrooms will be available, but there will be no facilities to shower.

The City changed the rules and now pets are allowed.

The City says residents will have to find their own transportation and will have to be responsible for their own parking.

Four warming centers, which will operate from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, have been opened: 

  • Worth Heights Community Center located at 3551 New York Ave. Phone: 817-392-8722. ** Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots. 
  • Handley Meadowbrook Community Center located at 6201 Beaty St. Phone: 817-392-2830. ** Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots
  • Diamond Hill Community Center located at 1701 NE 36th St. Phone: 817-392-5485. ** Notes: Warming center only. No snacks or cots
  • One Safe Place at 1101 Hemphill St.

Unbound North Texas is housing youth through the weekend and into next week. They'll be housed in One Safe Place, Fort Worth's family justice center.

Located on Trinity Metro bus route #1 at Hemphill / Magnolia, Unbound’s Underground can be contacted at 817-885-7735 (24/7). All youth are welcome; no reservation needed. To learn more, visit unboundnorthtexas.org/underground.

HopFusion Ale Works is opening its doors to people who need to get warm, charge their devices, access the internet and clean water due to power outages.

The brewery will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. as a warming and charging location. It is located at 200 E. Broadway Avenue, Fort Worth, 76104.

"We have so many friends without power and now without water," said Macy Moore, co-owner of HopFusion. "While we wish we could change that, we have power, heat and internet available. We collected 2,000 gallons of water prior to this crisis - bring any container you can carry water in. Hot or cold available for free to anyone who needs it."

PDM Live Ministries located at 3000 Vaughn Boulevard is opening its doors to people who need a warm place to stay overnight.   

Frisco 

The Islamic Center of Frisco has opened as a warming center. It's located at 11137 Frisco Street. Visitors should bring their own bedding. 

Garland

The City of Garland is opening two warming centers Tuesday at 5 p.m. to help the most vulnerable in the community. Senior citizens age 65 and older and families with young children, who have no other options available, are invited to stay at the centers. 

Everyone will be screened for COVID-19 and face masks must be worn. The centers are not allowing pets at this time. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets, non-perishable snacks, bottled water, phone charges and any other essentials. 

The warming centers are located at: 

  • Holford Recreation Center -- 2314 Homestead Pl. Garland, TX 75043 -- Call for details: 972-205-2772
  • Gale Fields Recreation Center -- 1701 Dairy Rd. Garland, TX 75040 -- Call for details: 972-205-3090

The centers open Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. and will remain open until further notice. Combined, the centers can accommodate about 250 individuals at a time.

There are other safe shelter options for the homeless. GLOWS is a coalition of agencies, churches, organizations and individuals working to provide safe shelter to our homeless friends during inclement weather. Call 972-495-6476 for shelter locations and bus info. Go here for more information.

Glenn Heights

The following locations have opened warming centers for residents in Glenn Heights and surrounding areas. The centers are currently open 24 hours.

  • Harvest of Praise located at 2903 S. Hampton Road, Glenn Heights, TX
  • Ovilla Road Church Of The Nazarene located at 315 W. Ovilla Road, Glenn Heights, TX
  • Grace Church located at 519 W. Westmoreland Road, Ovilla, TX

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie residents without power are welcome at the Ruthe Jackson Center located at 3113 S. Carrier Parkway. The facility is open 24 hours until the weather improves. Face masks and social distancing will be required.

Details from the City: 

  • Transportation will not be provided, please drive with caution  
  • Since we are limited in space, pets will not be allowed in the facility   
  • No sleeping bags or cots   
  • Coffee will be provided, residents may bring their own snack

Granbury

The City of Granbury has worked with churches and other local nonprofits to open several warming centers that are open to Granbury and Hood County residents. 

The City recommends calling ahead of time to make sure there are slots available. Here is a full list of centers: 

  • Lake Granbury Conference Center (621 E. Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, 682-936-1200) -- 250 open slots, warming center only, bathrooms available, open till 8 p.m., citizens welcome to bring their own food and drinks, will be showing family friendly movies.
  • Granbury Church of Christ (1905 W. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048, 817-573-2613) -- 100 open slots, warming center, food is available.
  • Pecan Baptist Church (7178 Fall Creek Hwy, Granbury, TX 76049, 682-205-1565) – 200 open slots, warming center.
  • First Christian Church of Granbury (2109 W. US Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048, 817-573- 5431) – 50 open slots, shower facilities available (bring your own showering implements, and bring your own blankets).
  • Somervell County Exposition Center (202 BO GIBBS BLVD, W. Hwy 67, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254-897-4509) Shelter with cots, must bring all blankets
  • Granbury High School gymnasium – (2000 W. Pearl St, Granbury, TX, 76048, 817-408- 4600) warming center

In order to be admitted to any warming center or shelter patrons must:

  • Abide by health guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing.
  • Pets are permitted but must be on a leash or in a carrier. No aggressive animals will be allowed.
  • Bring their own blankets and snacks. No food will be available, except where noted above.
  • Bathroom facilities are available at most facilities.

Grapevine

The City of Grapevine has opened a warming shelter at The REC of Grapevine located at 1175 Municipal Way. If you need assistance, you can call them at 817-410-4455 or 817-410-8127. People can also visit The REC's website for information.

Haltom City

There are two warming centers established in Haltom City: 

  • The Christian Center at 4301 NE 28th Street
  • The Recreation Center at 4839 Broadway Avenue.

Hurst

Hurst shared this location as a warming center: Central Junior High, 3191 W. Pipeline Road in Euless.

While some cots will be available, people are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags, mats, blankets, and pillows. There will be an approximate 150-person maximum capacity. Masks are required. 

Water will be provided but everyone is encouraged to bring their own food and medicines. Please be advised, no showering facilities will be available and no pets will be allowed at this time. For additional warming centers, call 211.

Our non-emergency police phone lines are currently damaged. An alternate non-emergency line that our dispatchers will answer is 817-485-6669. In an emergency, 911 still works.

Irving

The City of Irving has opened a second warming center for people without power. It's located at the Northwest Recreation Center at 2800 Cheyenne Street.

In addition, another warming center is open at the Senter Park Recreation Center at 901 Senter Road.

Visitors can bring medications, oxygen and PPE/face masks, and asked to dress warmly in layers. Pets are welcome but must remain leashed or in a carrier. Do not bring luggage.

For help getting to a warming center, call (469) 875-0644, (469) 875-0643 or (972) 721-6448.

The City is working to bring additional warming facilities online.

Kaufman County

Below is a list of several facilities that have opened as warming centers in the Kaufman County area. People going to these shelters are responsible for their own bedding and personal necessity items, including food.

Here is the list:

  • The Forney Police Department Lobby located at 110 Justice Center Dr, Forney. There is a public restroom and have a limited number of outlets to plug in devices.
  • C-Life Church located at 204 FM 1641, Forney -- Warming center overnight shelter.
  • Ables Springs Fire Station located at 30000 FM 429 North, Terrell. Enter through the back door into the community room. Warming center and overnight shelter.
  • First Baptist Church Kaufman located at 2000 West Fair Street Kaufman, TX 75142. Warming center and overnight shelter.
  • First Christian Church Terrell located at 405 North Adelaide St. Terrell, TX 75160.Enter the Charles E. Mull Family Center from Brin Street. Warming center and overnight shelter.

Keller 

The City of Keller has opened a warming station at the Public Library located at 640 Johnson Road. 

Lake Dallas 

Two locations have opened up as warming centers to help those who need heat, Lake Dallas ISD officials tweeted. The two locations are:

  • Global Spheres
  • Lake Shores Baptist Church at 276 E Hundley Drive

Lewisville 

Music City Mall Lewisville opened Tuesday as a warming center and will be open 24 hours through at least Thursday morning, officials said. 

It is located at 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway. The only opened entrance will be #5 on the lower level between Macy's and Zion Market, officials said. 

Visitors should bring their own snacks, water, blankets, and other necessities. No weapons are allowed, and face coverings are required. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash or in a kennel at all times when inside the mall. There is an outdoor area for pets to use, officials said.

Mansfield

The City of Mansfield has opened a temporary warming center at Chris W. Burkett Service Center. Address: 620 S Wisteria Street. Call 817-728-3609 for more information.  

Two additional warming centers have opened up at these Mansfield churches: St. John's Lutheran at 1218 E. Debbie Lane, 817-473-4889; and Walnut Ridge (West) in Rendon at 7550 Rendon Bloodworth Road. These two centers are not overnight facilities, but can provide temporary warming and a place for people to charge their devices. 

McKinney

The City of McKinney has opened two warming stations: 

  • Roy and Helen Hall Library at 101 E. Hunt St. is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • McKinney Boyd High School at 600 Lake Forest Dr. is open 24 hours

Service animals are allowed in the above locations, but pets are not. 

A community sponsored warming center has also opened, and pets are allowed at this location but must be in a crate or kennel:

  • First United Methodist at 315 N. Church St. is open 24 hours. Please call 972-214-9219 to check capacity before driving to this location.

Mesquite 

The Evans Recreation Center at 1116 Hillcrest Street opened as a temporary warming center on Tuesday. The center will close after 6 p.m., but will reopen on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The following rules are being implemented and enforced:

  • COVID-19 health guidelines of social distancing and required face coverings are required
  • No pets will be permitted inside (this includes service animals or emotional support pets)
  • No food or drinks will be provided
  • The public may bring their own food and drinks (refrigeration and storage will not be provided)
  • Charging areas for electronic devices will be provided as resources are available

North Richland Hills 

North Richland Hills police officials said the city has opened warming stations for area residents to come get warm and charge devices. To find the nearest one, police advise people call their Warming Station Hotline at 817-427-6001.

Parker County

Official said a warming center will be open at new High Ridge Church at 1000 Cinema Drive in Hudson Oaks, Texas. Hours of operation are 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. 

Residents must adhere to COVID-19 guidelines -- wear a mask and social distance. Residents must also bring their own blankets and snacks. Bathrooms will be available. 

Plano

Officials have opened an emergency warming center at Grace Church Plano as the power outages continue in combination with the dangerous cold. 

The church's address is 3301 Preston Road, at the corner of Preston and Parker roads. It will be open for 24 hours until Thursday evening, officials said.

Other warming center locations opening in Plano as of Feb. 16: 

  • Collin County Chinese Fellowship Church located at 4500 McDermott Rd., is setting up a warming center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17-18. Hours may be extended. Water, electricity and free WiFi are provided. 
  • Islamic Association of Collin County located at 6401 Independence Pkwy., operates a 24-hour warming center. 
  • Sent Church located at 3701 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., is operating a warming station from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect and people are encouraged to bring their blankets, water and snacks. Pets are not allowed.

Prosper 

The Prosper Community Library located at 200 S. Main Street has opened as a temporary warming center. For more information, click here.

Red Oak

The Red Oak Police Department said it City has established a 48-hour warming shelter in the old ROISD Junior High Gymnasium at 200 Live Oak Street in response to residents being without power for several hours. 

If you decide to go to the gym, you're asked to followed COVID-19 protocols. You may also bring food, blankets, and your pets in a kennel.

Richardson 

Here is a list of warming stations in Richardson. Go here for more information.

  • Fire Station #3 (lobby)
    2519 Custer Pkwy
    Open 24-hours
  • First Baptist Church
    1001 N Central Expressway
    Open until 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17 (will re-evaluate operating hours as needed)
    (Pets must be kept in a crate)
  • First United Methodist Church
    503 N. Central Expressway
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    972-235-8385
    (Pets allowed but must be on a leash and preferably in a crate)

    • Methodist Richardson Medical Center
      2831 E President George Bush Hwy
      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Richardson Civic Center
      411 W. Arapaho Rd.
      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      (Pets must be in a crate or on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times)
    • Richardson Police Department HQ Lobby
      200 N Greenville Ave
      Open 24-hours
    • Richardson YMCA
      821 Custer Rd
      10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • St Philopateer Orthodox Church
      1440 E Campbell Rd.
      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      (Pets not allowed)
    • Office Building Operated by Durkin Properties LLC
      500 Lockwood Dr. (at Custer Rd. and Lockwood Dr.)
      Open until further notice

Rockwall 

The Center located at 108 E Washington has opened as a warming center.

Rowlett

Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama at 5021 Lakeview Parkway is serving as a warming center for those without power on Wednesday. It will close as a warming center on Thursday. 

Masks must be worn while inside the building and COVID-19 screening/temperature checks are mandatory upon entry.

The Veterans Resource & Outreach Center in Rowlett has opened as a temporary warming center, and not just for veterans. It's located at 4210 Industrial Street. 

The Rowlett Community Center is open Thursday Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. for those without power.

Sachse

The Chase Oaks Church is using its Woodbridge campus in Sachse as a warming and charging station. It will be using face mask and social-distancing protocols.

Coffee and hot meals will be available. Go here for more information.

Visitors who need to stay overnight should provide information here

Southlake

The Southlake Department of Public Safety has opened a warming station at its north training facility at 100 East Dove Street. The center is open 24 hours a day.

Terrell 

There are several warming centers that have opened in the Terrell area, here are the latest locations and times: 

Open until 8 p.m., Feb. 16: 

  • Rosenbaum Room, Terrell Police Headquarters, located at 1100 State Highway 34
  • Rockwall & Brin Church of Christ located at 407 N. Rockwall Avenue.

Open until 9 p.m., Feb 16: 

  • Epic Life Church located at 646 N. Rockwall Avenue (enter on back side of building)

Tuesday and overnight if needed:

  • First Christian Church located at 405 N. Adelaide Street (enter at Charles E. Mull Family Center on Brin) 

Open Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Rosenbaum Room, Terrell Police Headquarters, located at 1100 State Highway 34

Restrooms, heat and charging outlets will be provided. All visitors should wear face masks and practice social distancing and bring their own blankets and snacks. Pets are not allowed.

Wylie 

Officials have opened a warming station open at Burnett Jr. High, located at 516 Hilltop Lane. Those using the station will need to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask. The entrance to the warming station is on the southwestern side of the back of the building.

Cold weather

MedStar emergency services, which serves Fort Worth, will be implementing the cold weather response protocol once the "real feel" temperatures go below 20 degrees.

Under that protocol, response priorities are upgrades for patients in an outdoor area, unprotected from the cold.

Here's MedStar's advice to avoid cold-weather health problems such as frostbite and hypothermia:

  • Wear cold weather appropriate clothing such as gloves/mittens, hats, scarves and snow boots.
    • Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing, and cover your face and mouth if possible.
  • Be aware of the wind chill factor. Wind can cause body-heat loss.
  • Stay dry, and if you become wet, remove wet clothing immediately.
  • Limit your time outdoors.
  • Do not ignore shivering. It's an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.
  • Avoid exerting yourself when working in the cold. Dress warmly and work slowly.
  • Be aware of carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, colorless gas that is poisonous to breathe. Operate all gasoline-powered devices, such as gas-powered heaters outdoors and never bring them indoors.
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