An incorporated city located in Titus County, Texas.
City Hall is located at 400 West Broad Street, Talco, Texas.
The City of Talco will designate the upstairs room at Talco City Hall as an emergency station to be used in EMERGENCY situations such as:
Extended temperatures of 32° or below (Warming Station), Extended temperatures of 100° or above, (Cooling Station), Extended power or gas outages, Bad weather emergencies, or natural disasters.
The following rules will be implemented and enforced:
COVID-19 health guidelines of social distancing and required face coverings are required.
Except for those with service animals, no pets will be permitted inside.
No food or drinks will be provided
The public may bring their own food and drinks (refrigeration and storage will not be provided) No alcoholic beverages or tobacco use on premises.
Charging areas for electronic devices will be provided as resources are available.
The warming center is designed for the public who have been without power for extended periods of time. Those with resources to shelter in place or with friends or relatives are encouraged to do so, and leave the warming center to those in most need of it. Those attending the warming center as asked to use it to charge devices and get warm, and then exit to allow others to have access.
The city would also like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of frostbite and hypothermia in extreme cold weather. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:
Wear several layers of loose-fitting clothing, mittens, a hat and a face cover when outdoors.
Be extra cautious in the wind. A strong wind, even in only moderately cold weather, can cause a wind chill far below freezing.
At the first signs of possible frostbite – redness or pain in any skin area – get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin.
Watch for hypothermia symptoms.
Confusion, drowsiness, slurred speech, a drop in blood pressure, shallow breathing and a pinkish tint to the skin.
Anyone with hypothermia symptoms is in immediate danger and should receive medical help right away.
Check on elderly or sick people, especially if they live alone or in isolated areas.
Use caution while outdoors and remember the three P's: Protect people, pipes and pets; and stay informed.