Global news outlet
Feb. 16, 2021
HOUSTON - The City of Houston urges all Houstonians to remain home, avoid travel, and conserve power and water as icy conditions worsen
overnight. Power outages will likely continue through tomorrow.
Those with electricity should try to conserve energy to help limit the possibility of more power outages in the area by:
People should follow these steps to stay warm if they are experiencing a power outage:
“We are experiencing historic freezing temperatures, bitter cold weather, and power outages. Be safe, do not use open flames,
stoves, or grills indoors as a heating source. If you are using a heater, provide ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning,” says Mayor Sylvester Turner. Those experiencing homelessness or who are medically dependent on power may call 3-1-1 for
The Houston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues activated at Level 1, Full Activation. City departments and key partners continue to monitor the extreme winter weather affecting the Houston area. Coordination with our partners continues to support warming centers as need exceeds capacity.
The George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) continues to serve as a warming center for our most vulnerable population and is currently housing 790 individuals and 7 pets as of 6:00 p.m.