FORT HOOD, Texas — With the continuation of severe weather impacting the reliability of electricity, heating and water service across Central Texas, Soldiers and their families who live off post in dire need of a place to warm up can visit the Community Event Center on Fort Hood, starting at 6 p.m. this evening. The warming center will be open 24-hours-a-day until further notice with a occupancy capacity of 125 due to COVID safety considerations.

Soldiers and their families will be able to charge phones and laptops, receive snacks and hot beverages courtesy of the Red Cross and USO, do arts and crafts, and watch movies while enjoying a warm environment for a few hours.

Unfortunately, this effort should not be considered a shelter so sleep accommodations will not be available and no pets will be permitted on-site.

Fort Hood officials also encourage these Soldiers to contact their unit leadership for awareness of their situation and arranging any possible assistance that can be provided.