Warming centers open in Reno and northern Nevada

Warming centers open in Reno and northern Nevada
Warming centers open in Reno and northern Nevada

Washoe County Emergency Management is opening a county-run, Red Cross-supported warming center at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center located at 4590 S Virginia St. in Reno for residents without power as the area faces a continuing period cold temperatures.

While NV Energy hopes to have power restored to large numbers of customers by the end of the day, full restoration could take until Tuesday, January 3.

The warm-up center will open tonight at 6 p.m. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Canteen services including coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available, as well as opportunities to recharge mobile phones and other devices. Washoe County Regional Animal Services provides water and a few crates for any pets that may also need to warm up.

The convention center will be available for use as a warm-up center until January 3 at 6 p.m.

Additionally, The Row and Peppermill Reno offer reduced rates with no service charge for people without electricity. Use booking code ‘SNOW23’ for special rate at The Row and ‘HSNO’ at Peppermill. Be prepared to show local ID.

Residents in the heat are asked to shelter in place. Ask your family, friends and neighbors, especially if they are elderly or if you think their electricity is out. Those without electricity should consider staying with friends or family if that option exists.

As crews continue to work around the clock, clearing snow and debris from roads, emergency officials recommend staying off the road, if possible. If travel is unavoidable, call 511 or visit nvroads.com to check Nevada road conditions before driving.

Douglas County

Douglas County is activating an emergency heated shelter for Douglas County residents on January 1, 2023 at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Nevada, 89410.

The refuge will be on the senior side and will remain open until further notice. Another round of storms is expected to hit the region later in the week. Several residents remain without power and freezing temperatures are expected.

To contact the Community Center, please call (775) 782-5500.

For citizens planning to stay at the shelter, Douglas County ID is required for entry.

Also, plan to bring clothes, medicine, toiletries, baby food, formula, diapers, etc. Pets will be directed to the animal shelter upon arrival and Animal Control will arrange pickup.

For more information on how Douglas County is responding to the current storm-related impacts, you can visit their webpage.

County of Lyon:

Due to ongoing power outages, Lyon County has opened a heated shelter in Dayton at the Dayton Senior Center located at 320 Old Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton, NV 89403.

Lyon County residents needing assistance with supportive medical devices due to the power outage can come to the heated shelter.

The heated shelter will remain open until NV Energy restores power to the area.

Floor count:

Storey County opened a warm-up center at the Virginia City Fire Station on C Street. The center is in the small building on the south side of the fire station and has a place to charge cell phones. Please bring water, snacks, and cell phone power cords.

Washoe County:

Although not a warming center, the Peppermill is offering discounted rooms for displaced local residents in the Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville and Minden areas through Jan. 5.

Rates will be $45 for North/West rooms, $65 for Peppermill Tower and $115 for Tuscany Tower. Call 866.821.9996 and use code HSNO.

For those still without power in Washoe County, The ROW is offering a $60 room rate and NO resort fees. Be prepared to show local ID. Group Code: Snow23

Mind :

In conjunction with Douglas County Emergency Management, Harvey’s Lake Tahoe has set up a warm-up zone in the Harvey’s Convention Center pre-operation area to assist those without power.

From January 1, 2023, the warming zone will open.

From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the casino will provide coffee, hot and cold water, as well as power strips and tables. Signage to help locate the area will be throughout the casino.

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449


The City of Yerington has opened a heated shelter at the James Sanford Community Center located at Yerington City Hall, 14 East Goldfield Ave.

With the current power outages in the area and freezing temperatures, the facility is open to anyone who needs shelter outside of their home.

Pets are welcome but must be either in a crate or on a leash. For anyone who wishes to visit the shelter but does not have transportation, the Yerington Police Department will provide transportation if needed.

To request a ride, please contact the non-emergency Lyon County dispatch number at 775-463-6620.

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