CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — President Biden has ordered federal assistance for the state of Texas due to the severe winter storm.
The president's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.
We’re now looking at the road and weather conditions that prompted the order along Shoreline Boulevard.
There are slippery sidewalks and roadways galore.
We received video last night that shows the Texas Department of Transportation de-icing some of the bridges and overpasses.
Corpus Christi city officials say they began preparing for the cold weather last week, engaging numerous state and local agencies including the TX-DOT.
The city has opened seven warming centers around area.
Corpus Christi officials encourage those who need a warm place to go to use one of their warming centers. They include the Broadmoor Senior Center and the Ethyl Eyerly Senior Center.
Warming centers have also been set up at the Mcdonald Public Llibrary, La Retama Central Library and the Hopkins Public Library,
Those centers will be open today through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Officials say temperature checks and mask-wearing guidelines will be in place at each location due to COVID-19.
Some local services and events are also being canceled or postponed due to the weather.