AUSTIN, Texas – The projected low temperature in the Austin area is 6 degrees on Monday. That’s enough to quickly cause frostbite and hypothermia and be absolutely fatal.
In response, Austin and Travis County have opened cold weather shelters that will operate around the clock until weather conditions improve.
According to Austin Emergency Management, customers with pets will not be turned away. These animals are looked after by Animal Services.
The city of Austin’s partners Travis County + have enabled cold weather shelters 24/7 as long as conditions warrant. Customers with pets will not be turned away and will be accommodated through Animal Services
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– Austin Emergency Management (@AustinHSEM) February 14, 2021
Single adults in need of accommodation are requested to show up at the Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Rd between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Sundays. Use bus lines 1,7,10,20,801 and 30.
Families seeking refuge are asked to arrive at the Downtown Salvation Army Shelter at 501 E. 8th Street by 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
No one is denied transportation, Austin Emergency Management said.