LIST: Warming shelters open in Houston area
Several warming shelters have opened in and around the Houston area because of the arctic blast. AdLakewood ChurchLakewood Church is open as a warming center. League CityWe’ve opened a warming center at the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center. McGuire Dent Recreation CenterThe City of Galveston is reopening a warming center at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center beginning Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. If you need a warming center, please use the Harris County and Houston centers along with this northside center.
‘We have no rooms’: Hurricane evacuees trying to find long-term lodging after hotel issues
TOMBALL, Texas – A Louisiana family that evacuated ahead of Hurricane Laura has spent the last few nights at a hotel in Tomball. The family of nearly two dozen, including kids, left their homes in the Lake Charles area right before Laura arrived. They initially paid for hotel rooms in Austin, Dailey said. But with costs adding up, she said the Red Cross told her to head to a Hyatt in Houston. We’ve been out of rooms,” Dailey said.
These are the safest spots to take shelter in your home during severe weather
When severe weather threatens and its not safe to evacuate, here is what you should do to protect yourself and loved ones in your house, apartment, or mobile home. Here are the safest spots to take shelter in your home according to the National Weather Service:ClosetsA small interior closet might be a shelter. To be an effective shelter, a hallway should as be far inside the building as possible and should not have any openings to the outside (windows and doors). Taking shelter in a hallway, closet, or bathroom in a mobile home wont serve a great amount of protection. Experts advise those who live in mobile homes should make plans to get to a safe shelter BEFORE the storm arrives.