Local warming centers have closed

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UPDATE: Saturday, Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m.

City of Wichita Falls officials announced all local warming centers have closed.

Officials thank all of the churches, non-profits and other locations that have served the community this past week.


WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — While the number of Texomans without power has been reduced dramatically, temperatures remain in the teens, and outages still plague some residents of Wichita Falls and the surrounding area.

The City of Wichita Falls has set up two warming stations at City Hope Church and Evangel Church.

According to Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom, those in need should reach out to Faith Mission (for men and families) or Faith Refuge (for women) in case of an emergency.

A few places in Texoma have set themselves up as warming stations for residents to stay warm until power is restored.

Below is a list of currently known warming centers in Wichita County.

This list will be updated as more warming center locations open.


Wichita County Warming Centers

Downtown YMCA — 5001 Bartley Drive, Wichita Falls

The downtown YMCA location will serve as a warming station on Friday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (940) 761-1000 for more information.

Faith Mission — 1300 Travis Street, Wichita Falls

Faith Mission has ten beds available for men. They currently do not need any donations. Call (940) 723-5663 for more information.

Faith Refuge — 710 E. Hatton Road, Wichita Falls

Faith Refuge has fifty beds available for women and children at their shelter. They currently do not need any donations. Call (940) 322-4673 for more information.

City Hope Church — 4301 Cedar Elm Lane, Wichita Falls

City Hope Church is offering heat, food, snacks and water to anyone seeking warmth during this power outage. Officials with City Hope Church said capacity is dwindling because people are getting power turned back on.

There is a need for water, as some people whose power has been restored do not have water in their homes. Anyone can donate water to the church.

Evangel Church — 3800 Barnett Road, Wichita Falls

There’s still room at Evangel Church for those who need warmth. Officials said they’re currently stocked and in no need of supplies or shelter.

Salvation Army — 700 Lee Street, Wichita Falls

Salvation Army officials said they can house 20 to 30 more people who need shelter. They are in need of bottled water, hygiene products, coats, socks and blankets.

Onelife Community Church — 807 Austin Street, Wichita Falls

Onelife Community Church is now open as a warming station. Those wishing to utilize the facility are asked to bring blankets and pillows. Food and snacks will be available, and no appointment or reservation is required.

Leaders with Onelife said there is still plenty of room to house those still without power.

Humane Society of Wichita Falls — 4360 Old Iowa Park Road, Wichita Falls

Power has been restored at the shelter, and officials said they took in 29 animals from the public. Officials said they are in need of blanket and Pedigree dog food.

Hampton Inn — 4217 Kemp Boulevard, Wichita Falls

Some rooms are still available, call (940) 692-1999 to make a reservation.

Renuevo Church — 3122 Grant Street, Wichita Falls

Officials said they still have plenty of room to house those without power.

Burkburnett Community Center — 735 Davy Drive, Burkburnett

The City of Burkburnett is closely monitoring the potential inclement weather approaching.

In the event of a power outage in Burkburnett, the Community Center will be prepared to be a warming center for the public until power can be restored.

Also the Street Department is ready and prepared to work the roads when needed. We are anticipating the winter weather to weaken around Friday.

Non-medical emergencies can contact the Burkburnett Police Department at (940) 569-2231.

Friberg-Cooper Volunteer Fire Department

The Friberg-Cooper Volunteer Fire Department Station now has power and heat and is available as a warming center if anyone needs to get out of the cold.

Contact Lt. Matthew Otts at 940-730-7102 or Chief Norris at 940-447-1664.

Make sure you bring your own food and drinks, they are limited on what is available at the station, but there is a stove, oven, and microwave.

First Baptist Church West Campus — No Longer A Warming Center

Mercy Church — No Longer A Warming Center


Montague County Warming Centers

Bowie Community Center — 413 Pelham Street, Bowie

Cowboy Church — 1600 FM 455, Montague

Cowboy Church is opening up as a warming center for those county residents who are without power. The church is attempting to be open 24 hours a day with staff on hand.


Young County Warming Centers

First Baptist Church of Graham — 620 4th Street, Graham

First Baptist Church in Graham is serving as a “warming station” along with the Barclay Room at the Young County Arena.

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