Second Warming Station Opens as Arlington Issues Declaration of Disaster Due to Extreme Weather

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
(817) 860-1836

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

(817) 277-5001

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

(817) 542-6551

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.

Connect Church

(512) 965-0600 

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. 

Hawthorn Suites 

(817) 640-1188

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)

Red Roof

(817) 640-5151

820 N. Watson Road Arlington, TX 76011

$44.53 plus tax

Residence Inn North

(817) 649-7300

1050 Brookhollow Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76006

$109 rate

Live! by Loews

(877) 870-9596

1600 E. Randol Mill Road Arlington, TX 76011

$109 plus tax

Sonesta Simply Suites

(817) 649-3336

2221 Brookhollow Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76006

$59 plus tax

817 Hotel by Days Inn

(817) 261-8444

910 N. Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76011

$39 for a standard king room

$49 for a double room

Crowne Plaza 

(817) 394-5000

2700 E. Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76011

15 percent off

Fairfield Inn & Suites

(817) 649-5800

2500 E. Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006

$49 plus tax

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Nikki is an Arlington, Texas native who loves finding hole in the wall restaurants, exploring new cultures, and listening to live music. She is currently a marketing and management double major at the University of Texas at Arlington who is involved in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, American Marketing Association, and LGBTQA Program. As a Yelp Elite member she supports local business and is always up to try new foods.