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Posted on: January 15, 2024

NWS ISSUES WIND CHILL WARNING: WARNING TO TAKE EFFECT AT MIDNIGHT THROUGH 6:00PM TUESDAY

Wind Chill

A wind chill warning has been issued for Brownsville and the rest of the Rio Grande Valley from midnight until 6:00 PM Tuesday by the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley.

The NWS reports dangerously cold wind chills expected with wind chills as low as 15 degrees.

The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia in precautions are not taken.

Residents are encouraged to avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure to wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and glove.

The City of Brownsville will open several warming centers beginning at 6:00 AM on Tuesday at the following locations:

  • Downtown Recreation Center

1338 E. 8th St. | Brownsville, Texas 78520 | (956) 542-2064

 Hours of Service: Tuesday starting at 6:00AM through Wednesday open until 9:00PM   

  • Brownsville Sports Park Dome

1000 Sports Park Boulevard | Brownsville, Texas 78526 | (956) 574-6650

Hours of Service: Tuesday starting at 6:00AM through Wednesday open until 9:00PM  

 These centers are set up to serve only as warming centers and not a shelter. Those in need may use these facilities to stay out of the cold, recharge their mobile phone, and make use of the facilities. No meals will be served. Those who make use of the facilities are asked to bring needed medication for their personal consumption, needed documents, and other essential items. Pets are permitted as long as they are in a kennel or leashed.  

 The City’s Public Library system will have both of its locations open from 10:00AM to 9:00PM. Facilities, charging stations, and internet service are available for guests at these locations, which include:  

  • Brownsville Public Library – Main Branch

2600 Central Blvd. | Brownsville, Texas 78520 | (956) 548-1055  

  • Brownsville Public Library – Southmost Branch

4320 Southmost Rd. | Brownsville, Texas 78521 | (956) 548-1055 

 A local downtown church has partnered with the City of Brownsville to provide another “Warming Center” location for the community. West Iglesia Bautista will open its doors earlier than first announced. Doors will open at 12:00PM on Monday.

 

  • West Iglesia Bautista

925 W. St. Charles | Brownsville, Texas 78520 | (956) 546-3607

 

 

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