Warming shelters in Victoria

The Polar Plunge

VICTORIA, Texas- There are no reports of injury due to this Polar Plunge in Victoria.

Victoria County and City leaders are working with emergency operations and the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition, Mid-coast Family Services, Christ’s Kitchen, Salvation Army, local churches and other agencies to facilitate warming supplies and facilities that are operational with power.

Tuesday morning, the Salvation Army and Mid-coast Family Services were working to secure materials and shelter. The Salvation Army is up and running with power and allowing families and individuals to shelter in their facility.

Mid-coast Family Services is helping facilitate warming supplies to homeless individuals and continues to help identify individuals and families to place in motel rooms that are functioning with power.

Victoria leaders continue to monitor the local weather impacts and collaborate with local agencies to identify needs within the community.

“We continue to monitor the extreme weather’s severe impacts on our city’s and state’s energy capacity which has resulted in power outages in Victoria and across the state. Many of these power outages are part of ERCOT’s effort to conserve statewide energy. Therefore, we ask residents to remain vigilant, stay off the roads until weather conditions are safer to drive in and use only necessary energy. We continue to work to receive updates from our local energy providers and help relay that to our community and local media partners,” wrote Ashley Strevel, Director of Communications with the City of Victoria. “Victoria City/County officials, including the mayor and judge, emergency response officials and area hospitals, continue to work together to inform the community about the winter storm and its impacts in Victoria.”

Salvation Army

4303 N. Navarro St.



Midcoast Family Services

3406 Sam Houston Dr.