AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin will open its cold shelters on Wednesday night ahead of temperatures in the 30s.
Shelter check-in takes place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the One Texas Center (OTC) at 505 Barton Springs Road.
Shelter activation thresholds in cold weather:
- 32 degrees or colder at night
- 35 degrees, with rain/wet
- 35 degrees, with wind chill 32 or below
- Cold Weather Shelter Hotline Updated to Announce Activation – 512-305-ICEE (4233)
- APH sends an email to the Community Communications Portal and to other outreach and information organizations for the vulnerable.
- HSEM sends text to phone numbers registered in the notification system.
For information on how to access the shelter, you can call 512-305-4233 and follow http://www.austintexas.gov/alerts.