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City of San Antonio to open Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as warming center

SAN ANTONIO – The metropolis of San Antonio will open the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as a warming center for residents starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, metropolis officers mentioned at a information convention Tuesday.

According to City Manager Erik Walsh, aged residents and households with kids might be a precedence.

The conference center will take up to 500 individuals though capability could enhance, Walsh mentioned.

VIA will present transportation to residents needing a experience to the conference center. Residents want to name 311 to arrange an appointment between 4:30 and seven p.m. for a experience.

Residents who determine to drive to the conference center are urged to watch out on the roads and free parking might be obtainable close by on the Hemisfair Garage, Walsh mentioned.

Several hundred cots and meals might be obtainable on the conference center, Walsh mentioned.

Residents are urged to take their very own clothes and medication and no matter different vital gadgets they might want.


During the information convention, Mayor Ron Nirenberg mentioned that an emergency City Council meeting might be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. to get an replace from CPS Energy and SAWS on the standing of electrical energy and water.

Nirenberg mentioned that he empathizes with residents who’ve been with out energy for an prolonged interval of time. The mayor mentioned he’s been with out energy since Monday.

Nirenberg additionally mentioned he’s asking for metropolis buildings to cut back their lighting and asks that personal corporations do the identical.

The mayor additionally mentioned he’s looking for an evidence from the The Electric Reliability Council of Texas about why it wasn’t ready for this emergency.

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