Lufkin Convention Center to Provide Shelter for Residents
According to a release from the City of Lufkin, because of the unprecedented frigid temperatures and winter storm outages, the City of Lufkin will open its Convention Center at 5 p.m. today (2/15) as an emergency shelter for those without power.
Residents who need shelter from the cold may come to the Convention Center (601 N 2nd St.) beginning at 5 p.m., where there will be cots, blankets, water and food available. You need not call ahead.
The shelter will be open on a space-available basis and can only provide congregate sheltering. Anyone coming to the Convention Center must wear a face covering and be subject to COVID-19 screening.
Anyone having COVID-19, or symptoms of the virus, is advised to seek medical help and screening prior to coming to the Convention Center.
Anyone accepted for shelter at the Convention Center must sign a release and waiver regarding COVID-19.
The City of Lufkin asks that those who opt to travel to the Convention Center do so slowly and carefully as the roadways are extremely icy.