Dallas Working On Long-Term Plan For Shelter During Inclement Weather

Austin York
January 14, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Alan Scaia


DALLAS (KRLD) - The city of Dallas is still trying to work on a long-term plan for a shelter during inclement weather.

Usually, the city opens the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for weather events. The last time was in December due to freezing weather. The city claimed 307 people checking in the shelter. 

But if North Texas has another severe weather situation before April, the convention center is booked and unavailable. 

Councilwoman Cara Mendelsohn says the city needs to make it easier for the faith-based community to help out.

"The faith community has a moral imperative to open their doors. The city has put together a plan that no church will apply for. It's so outrageous, its the kind of thing people curse the city for, " she says.

Mendelsohn says it's the job of the city to provide a shelter for its citizens if they need it for severe weather events.