Local Warming Centers Ready to Assist Fort Bend County Residents

Local Warming Centers Ready to Assist Fort Bend County Residents

January 15 2024

As the hard freeze is expected into Tuesday night, Fort Bend County has taken proactive measures by opening Warming Centers to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

Attack Poverty/Friends of North Rosenberg will serve as a warming center, located at 1908 Avenue E., Rosenberg, TX 77471. The center will be open through Tuesday, January 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The center will provide free WiFi, cots, blankets, and food.

Additionally, the following Fort Bend County Library branches will serve as Warming Centers:

In addition to the Warming Centers, Fort Bend Transit is offering free transportation for residents in need of public transportation to warming centers. Residents are encouraged to call 281-633-7433 for transportation assistance.

Stay weather aware and receive updates for emergency alerts by texting FBC Alert to 888 777, listen to AM 1670 Radio, and follow the social media platforms for the County Judge's Office, the Office of Emergency Management, and Health and Human Services for weather awareness and road closures.

Social Services staff will be on call through Monday, January 15, to assist vulnerable homeless populations by providing screening for temporary emergency sheltering assistance during the freeze. All other social services assistance requests, outside of emergency homeless screening for this temporary emergency freeze, will be followed up on during normal business hours.

To report animal neglect, residents can call 281-342-1512

For any transportation needs outside of business hours, residents can call 281-633-7433 and select option 1 to reach dispatchers.  Note that transportation services are not available outside of business hours  at this time.  Shared ride service will resume on Tuesday, January 16.

Fort Bend County encourages all residents to take necessary precautions and utilize the available resources during this freezing weather event.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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