As extreme winter weather conditions continued, the City of Arlington on Tuesday issued a Declaration of Disaster, opened a secondary emergency warming station, and urged citizens with emergency issues related to power outages to call 911 for assistance.
On Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the White House had issued a Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas, affecting all 254 counties in the state. Today, the City of Arlington and Tarrant County also issued declarations of disaster to become eligible for state and federal assistance needed to respond to and recover from emergency conditions created by the winter weather event.
Additional snow and ice are in the forecast for Wednesday and temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing until later this week. The sustained harsh weather would be too strenuous on the single Salvation Army warming station without more support. With the need to keep residents warm growing, a second warming station has opened at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center.
Warming Station Information
The Salvation Army
712 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76013
This location is open as the City’s primary warming station.
Additionally, the City announced Tuesday that a second emergency warming station is being opened for residents without power during these extreme winter weather conditions. The City’s
Dottie Lynn Recreation Center
3200 Norwood Ln, Arlington, TX 76013
is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. This location is not open for overnight shelter and no meals or drinks are provided, so those who come to the temporary warming station will need to bring the items they need. Pets are not allowed in the facility.
To protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic, face masks will be required.
Community Organizations Open to Residents
Due to power outages across the city and extreme temperatures, the Arlington community has come together to offer shelter to residents in need.
Mrs. Burke’s Christian Academy
5900 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76018
Taking mothers and their kids throughout the day until 6pm. After 6pm doors will be open for anyone needing to get out of the cold.
401 SW Plaza #103, Arlington, TX 76016
Beginning at 6 pm will open their doors to those in need of a warm place to stay for the night or a hot shower.
Special Hotel Rates
In addition to warming stations, The City of Arlington and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau have partnered with local hotels to provide special rates for residents impacted by the ongoing winter storm.
2401 Brookhollow Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76006
$75 for a one-bedroom suite (up to four people)
$130 for a two-bedroom suite (up to six people)
820 N. Watson Road Arlington, TX 76011
$44.53 plus tax
Residence Inn North
1050 Brookhollow Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76006
Live! by Loews
1600 E. Randol Mill Road Arlington, TX 76011
$109 plus tax
Sonesta Simply Suites
2221 Brookhollow Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76006
$59 plus tax
817 Hotel by Days Inn
910 N. Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76011
$39 for a standard king room
$49 for a double room
2700 E. Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76011
15 percent off
Fairfield Inn & Suites
2500 E. Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006
$49 plus tax