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AARP Statement on Winter Storm Uri Power Outages in Texas

AARP Texas State Director Tina Tran issued the following statement in response to the millions of Americans without power in the state of Texas due to winter storm Uri:

“AARP Texas is very concerned about its members and older adults during this extreme cold weather emergency. We ask that local emergency managers prioritize the older adult population for wellness checks and transportation to the Texas Division of Emergency Management warming centers. Please call 211 for a list of warming centers in your area. AARP is working with national partners to identify what resources we can provide to help with this emergency.”

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing. For more information, please call 1-800-621-3362 or visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3554.

The American Red Cross is helping to support warming centers across Texas by providing cots, blankets, volunteers, water and ready-to-eat meals when requested. The American Red Cross workers are standing by to support local responses to the storms as needed. For more information, please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2021/winter-weather-can-be-dangerous-how-to-stay-safe.html.



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