City of Waco to Open Warming Center at 6 p.m.
WACO, TEXAS (February 2, 2022) – The City of Waco and Waco–McLennan County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will open the Dewey Recreation Center (925 N 9th St, Waco, TX, 76707) as a warming center based on the current weather forecast.
The Dewey Recreation Center opens at 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 2nd. It will be available to the public for 24 hours as a warming center to assist residents of Waco-McLennan County with relief from the cold. Cots and blankets will be available on site.
The City of Waco Parks and Recreation staff will be on-site for operations. We encourage those seeking shelter at the center to bring their own food and water as a limited supply will be available. Wearing a face covering is highly encouraged while inside the warming center.
- Will open during daytime as warming station.
- My Brother’s Keeper will provide emergency housing to those in need of shelter and no one will be turned away on cold weather nights (35 and below or 40 with precipitation or excessive wind-chill)
- Check in is between 6:30-8:30pm
- Meyer Center will be a backup for overflow for warming and sheltering.
- Warming Center opens at 300 Webster Ave in Waco when temperature is 40 degrees and below.
- Shelter residents will be able to remain at the shelter during the day if it is open as a warming center.