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Posted on: February 15, 2021

City of Brownwood opens up temporary warming facility

Severe Winter Weather

Temporary Warming Facility set up at Adam Street Community Center located at 511 Adams Street

UPDATED: Monday, February 21, 2021 at 5:02 pm

Oncor is working to return power to several hundred residences in Brownwood that remain without electricity. For those who still do not have power or a way to heat their homes, we encourage you to begin making overnight plans.
Options are:
▪️Stay with friends or family members.
▪️Stay in a local hotel.
▪️Brown County Home Solutions has room for individuals and family units.  Contact them at 325-647-6447.

For those without alternative overnight accommodations and financial hardship, call
▪️Fire Chief Eric Hicks at 325.800.9794 or Assistant Chief Jody Horton at 325-430-9410 if you live inside the Brownwood city limits.
▪️Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator Darrell Johnston at 325.203.3188 if you live outside of Brownwood city limits.
Additionally, the Warming Center at the Adams Street Community Center will remain open until 8:00 PM.

For more information: 

Original Release: 
The City of Brownwood is setting up a temporary warming facility at the Adams Street Community Center at 511 East Adams Street. The facility will be open until 8:00 p.m. (extended from 5pm) and reopen the following day at 8:00 am. The purpose of opening Adam Street is to have a warm place for people to go if electricity is out in their homes for a prolonged period. We encourage residents to stay home until the electricity has been out for an hour or more, as it may be a rolling power outage.   

The Vine Street underpass is closed, so access the facility from Adams Street. Chairs and tables will be set up. You may bring board games, books, and other activities to pass the time, as long as it is not disruptive to others. We encourage people to dress warmly and bring a blanket. The facility is heated but may still feel cool due to the extremely low temperatures.

The warming facility is not intended for overnight stays. If overnight accommodations are needed, contact Chief Eric Hicks at 325.800.9794 for Brownwood residents and Darrell Johnston, Brown County Emergency Management Coordinator, at 325.203.3188 for Brown County residents.

For more information on how to report power outages and tips for protecting your home, pets, and property, go to

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