City of New Braunfels Opens Warming Center for Anyone Who Needs Power
Anyone without power is invited to stay at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 South Castell Ave. However, space is limited due to COVID-19 protocols.
Entrance to the warming center, which opened today, is on the Castell Avenue side of the facility.
“Although this unprecedented winter storm has been challenging on a number of levels, the New Braunfels community is doing what it always does, rally together to find ways to help one another,” New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman said. “Our hope is that the warming center at the Civic Center provides some help and comfort to those in need of electricity, warmth, and other resources while our community deals with continued winter weather and power outages.”
The city is partnering with area agencies like the New Braunfels Food Bank and Community Emergency Response Team to provide limited food, cots and other resources.
However, residents and stranded motorists are encouraged to bring their own provisions if possible, including food, drinks, blankets, sleeping bags, medicine and toiletries.
Pets are not allowed. COVID-19 requirements include mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing.
The Civic Center is still subject to rotating power outages but is equipped with generators.