Prepare for Chilly Days Ahead!

During the day, those seeking relief may visit any City of Houston facility, including public libraries, community centers, and multi-service centers. 

Library locations and hours can be found at

Community Center locations and hours can be found on the Houston Parks website.

Multi-service center locations and hours can be found on the Houston Health

Department website.

To find the nearest warming center location or an air-conditioned city facility, people can call 3-1-1 for more information.

Additionally, people are encouraged to visit local businesses like coffee shops, malls, movie theaters, etc… to escape the elements.

For those who need to escape the elements, the following warming center locations will be open from beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, January 15:

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Warming Centers

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 W. Montgomery Rd.
Houston, TX 77091
METRO: 44 – Acres Homes stop @ W. Montgomery & Wilburforce

Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
6402 Market St.
Houston, TX 77020
METRO: 48 Maket stop @ Market & Rouse

150 Chenevert St.
Houston, TX 77002
METRO: 48 Market stop @ Runnels & East Dr.

Fonde Community Center
110 Sabine St.
Houston, TX 77007
METRO: 30 Clinton/Ella stop @ Memorial & Houston

Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at W. Gray
1745 W. Gray St.
Houston TX 77019
METRO: 32 Renwick/San Felipe stop @ W. Gray & Waugh

Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center
4410 Reed Rd.
Houston, TX 77051
METRO: 29 Cullen/Hirsch stop @ Cullen & Wilmington


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Free Rides

The City of Houston will offer free rides to these locations for anyone who needs assistance. To arrange for a ride, please contact 3-1-1.

Ways to reach 3-1-1:


Customer Portal:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 311 (inside city limits) or 713-837-0311

Special Events:

Many large special events are scheduled for this weekend, including the Chevron Houston Marathon, the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, and the Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival. Please continue to monitor the weather throughout the weekend and watch for updates to scheduled events.

Protective Actions

While the probability for sleet and freezing rain is low, please avoid all unnecessary travel during this weather event. Houston Public Works, Houston Airport System, and TxDOT will work to pre-stage resources as necessary to limit the impact of cold weather on the transportation system.

During the day, those seeking relief may visit any City of Houston facility, and can also consider public spaces like coffee shops, movie theaters, malls, etc… All YMCA of Greater Houston locations will be available as warming centers during normal business hours. For a list of locations, please visit this website.

Those with disabilities, access and functional needs should take specific action to ensure their life-sustaining tools are in good-working order.

 Ensure powered-mobility devices are fully charged each day

  • Contact your family/support team so they know what assistance you may need
  • Have a plan that includes both sheltering-in-place and evacuating, depending on what advice emergency officials give
  • If you are on dialysis or other life-sustaining medical treatment know the location and availability of more than one facility that can help you.
  • Organize and protect your prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins to prepare for an emergency.
  • Wear medical alert tags or bracelets. Also add pertinent medical information to your electronic devices.
  • If you have a communication disability consider carrying printed cards or storing information on your devices to inform first responders and others how to communicate with you.
  • For parents with children, have Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
  • For People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, use a Weather radio (with text display and a flashing alert). Extra hearing-aid batteries, pen and paper (in case you have to communicate with someone who does not know sign language)
  • For People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision, mark emergency supplies with Braille labels or large print. Keep a list of your emergency supplies and where you bought them on a portable flash drive or make an audio file that is kept in a safe place where you can access it.