Addison Residents Can Take Shelter in the Addison Athletic Club

Addison Residents Can Take Shelter in the Addison Athletic Club
Addison Athletic Club. Credit: Town of Addison.

If you or any Addison residents you know are without power or water due to the record-low temperatures happening across Texas right now, then you are welcome to take shelter in the Addison Athletic Club. The Club remains open as a warming center to Addison residents without power, and it has power, WiFi, and restrooms. All guests are encouraged to bring their own bedding, food and face masks, are COVID-19 protocols are in place.

According to a statement by the Town of Addison on Feb. 16, there are about 2,145 Addison Oncor customers without power, many of whom have been out since Sunday night. The town is in frequent communication with Oncor and will post new information on the town’s social media pages and website.

“We have opened a warming center at the Addison Athletic Club for Addison residents who are without power,” stated the Town of Addison’s website. “Citizens will be allowed to stay for several hours or spend the night in the gymnasium, but should bring appropriate bedding, as well as face masks to comply with current COVID-19 safety protocols. The facility will be staffed by Addison staff members and will be kept warm and secure with available restrooms. However, the city will not be able to provide transportation to or from the facility nor will food or cots be provided. Pets will be allowed but must be kept in a crate while inside the facility. Please bring food for yourself and your pets.”

In addition, first responders are here to serve you but are asking the community to reserve 911 for emergencies only. All non-emergency requests should be made to 972-450-7156.

Note, Addison facilities (except the Athletic Club) are currently closed due to the winter website. More information will be posted as it becomes available. DART has also suspended all rail operations through the start of service on Thursday, Feb. 18, although DART bus routes will continue to operate on a Saturday bus schedule for now. Check the Town of Addison’s website for more updated information. We hope everyone stays safe and warm!

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