As we finish out a week where Texans faced unprecedented winter storm conditions and millions experienced power outages and no water across the state, I share the concerns for the safety of our neighbors and communities. It is unacceptable the conditions individuals were forced to try and survive in. I am committed to working with my colleagues at the state and local level to address the problems that lead to the disastrous situation many of us found ourselves in to ensure Texas is better prepared for this kind of emergency. My office and I have compiled a list of resources that might provide relief of insight to those in need. 

Warming Centers

Many of you have been dealing with rolling blackouts and some of you have had no power period. Cities within House District 115 have opened up warming centers to help you and your family, you can find more information below: 

Carrollton
Rosemeade Recreation Center
1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007

Click here for more information from the city.

Coppell
The CORE
234 Parkway Blvd
Coppell, TX 75019

Learn more about this warming center by clicking here.

Farmers Branch
Community Recreation Center
12050 Heartside Place
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Call 972-813-9549 to schedule transportation if you are physically unable to get to the center. Read more here.

Irving
Senter Park Recreation Center
901 Senter Road
Irving, TX 75060

For assistance, call 469-875-0644 or 469-875-0643. You can also find more details by clicking here.

Boil Notices

While residents of House District 115 are not under a current boil notice, many of our surrounding municipalities and counties are. For more information on who is under a boil notice or being asked to conserve click here.

Price Gouging 

Price gouging is illegal, and the Office of the Attorney General has authority to prosecute any business that engages in price gouging after a disaster has been declared by the governor or president. To report price gouging or other disaster scams call the Consumer Protection Hotline, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm at 1-800-621-0508 or file a complaint online here

Committee Hearing on Statewide Blackouts

The House Committees on State Affairs and Energy Resources will hold a joint public hearing to consider the factors that led to statewide electrical blackouts during the recent unprecedented weather event; the response by industry, suppliers, and grid operators; and changes necessary to avoid future power interruptions on Thursday, February, 25th at 9 am. 

You can find more information about the hearing here and watch a live video broadcast of the hearing here.

Fair Park Vaccination Site

Due to the current weather conditions, Fair Park vaccine operations will remain closed through Saturday, February 20th. Operations will resume on Sunday, February 21st from 1- 6pm. They will be providing second doses to those who were due for their second dose on or before Friday, February 12. For more information and to check for any weather related updates on Fair Park vaccine operations, please visit www.DallasCountyCovid.org.

Share your story with us 

My office is collecting stories of your personal experiences over the last week. Your stories matter and we want to make sure they are heard. If you are in need of assistance, please fill out and my office will reach back out to you.

Find the survey in English here.
Find the survey in Spanish here.

Please let my office know if you have any needs or concerns and we will be in contact with you as quickly as possible. You can find our quickest updates by following our Facebook page or our Twitter profile.

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