With an arctic blast on the way, here’s where San Antonio residents can go to stay warm

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County has got residents covered incase of emergency during the incoming cold weather.

SAN ANTONIO — The National Weather Service is forecasting the coldest weather of the winter season to arrive in San Antonio during the weekend. The city and Bexar County are getting ready by preparing warming centers for residents in need of heated shelter. 

Starting on Monday, the City of San Antonio will open 14 locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residents to stay warm and safe during the incoming arctic blast. People who come to these facilities are asked to bring clothes, supplies and medicine during their stay.

Daytime Warming Centers

  • Central Library (600 Soledad St.)
  • Schaefer Library (6322 US Highway 87) 
  • Mission Library (3134 Roosevelt Ave.)
  • Cortez Library (2803 Hunter Blvd.)
  • Bazan Library (2200 W. Commerce St.)
  • Guerra Library (7978 W. Military Drive)
  • Maverick Library (8700 Mystic Park)
  • Igo Library (13330 Kyle Seale Parkway)
  • Encino Library (2515 E. Evans Road)
  • Thousand Oaks Library (4618 Thousand Oaks)
  • Tobin Community Center (1900 W. Martin St.)
  • Harlandale Community Center (7227 Briar Place)
  • Cuellar Community Center (5626 San Fernando St.)
  • Hamilton Community Center (10700 Nacogdoches Road)

The city said passengers using the VIA or VIA Link bus services should let the bus operator know where they are going and why as they board, and VIAtrans passengers should alert the reservation agent when booking their trip.

Six other city-operated facilities will be available as “overnight resiliency centers” starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Here, residents can stay warm as needed through 8 a.m. Wednesday.

“These locations are safe, accessible, and equitable facilities where residents can obtain information and resources in times of need. These locations will have access to basic needs/supplies, shelter from the severe cold, access to power & device charging and free wi-fi,” said the City of San Antonio in a release. “Kennels will be available in a separate area of these locations for pets.”

People who come to these facilities are asked to still bring basic supplies like clothes and medicine.

Overnight Resiliency Centers

  • Normoyle Senior Center (700 Culberson Ave.)
  • Northeast Senior Center (4135 Thousand Oaks Drive)
  • Southside Lions Senior Center (3303 Pecan Valley Drive)
  • Garza Community Center (1450 Mira Vista)
  • Copernicus Community Center (5003 Lord Road)
  • Miller’s Pond Community Center (6175 Old Pearsall Road)

Bexar County said they will also open five of their own overnight warming centers starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday and will keep them open through 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

Bexar County Overnight Warming Centers

  • Lighthouse Church Temple (8201 Old Pearsall Road)
  • OuterWest Community Church (12280 Alamo Ranch Parkway)
  • St. Padre Pio Catholic Church (3843 Bulverde Parkway)
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church (1129 Pat Booker Road in Universal City)
  • Elmendorf Community Library (203 Bexar Ave. in Elmendorf)

For more information and further updates, you can visit the Bexar County website.

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