The city of Corpus Christi is preparing shelters for the arctic weather

Plans will be in place to ensure safety in the areas of transportation, water, homelessness, animal care, aviation and construction, city officials said.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The city of Corpus Christi is planning to release an emergency management plan due to the freezing temperatures and freezing rain and sleet potential forecast in our area over the next few days.

On Tuesday, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and City Administrator Peter Zanoni began preparations to implement the city’s protocols on severe cold and bad weather. There will be plans to ensure safety in transportation, water, homelessness, animal care, aviation and construction.

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City officials say they are working with several local homelessness agencies to ensure shelter, food, blankets and clothing are provided to those in need during the severe cold and inclement weather.

The Salvation Army has been identified as the lead agency for the provision of emergency shelters. When the Salvation Army depletes their reception shelters, the Salvation Army will refer individuals to other emergency shelters to expand their reception.

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The city is also working on an operational plan to offer daytime warming centers within the city limits. More details on the warming centers will be announced no later than Friday when the weather forecast becomes clearer, the city said.

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The city is already working with the Corpus Christi National Weather Service for continuous daily weather forecasts and has scheduled recurring updates for the next week.

In addition, the city has engaged numerous state and local agencies, including the Texas Department of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Port of Corpus Christi, Nueces County, the Texas AEP, the Corpus Christi Governing Council, and Downtown County. Christ Spohn, the Robstown Fire Department, and the American Red Cross.

More information on the city’s plan for emergency shelters and thermal centers will be released as it becomes available.

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