As Shreveport and all of Northwest Louisiana are gripped in a dangerous winter weather system, some are finding themselves bracing this life-threatening cold without power.

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Though, at this writing, SWEPCO is reporting to only have approximately 1,187 customers without power, for those people, things have gone from bad to worse.

Because of this, the City of Shreveport has joined a number of local organizations and churches to serve as water distribution centers or warming centers.

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These locations could be the difference between life and death for those caught in this extreme cold which is expected to last until sometime Wednesday afternoon.

In a report from KSLA.com, we find the complete listing of those "Warming Centers" available to anyone who might have lost power and has no alternate means of keeping warm.

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Shreveport Area Warming Centers:

  • Bilberry Park Community Center, 1902 Alabama Ave, Shreveport.
  • Airport Park Community Center, 6500 Kennedy Drive, Shreveport.
  • All Souls Universal Unitarian, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Stonewall Baptist Church, 807 Eatman Street, Bossier City. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Community Renewal MLK Friendship House, 2330 Legardy Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Good Hope Baptist, 4220 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Fuller Center, 422 Linwood Avenue, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Morningstar Baptist Church, 5340 Jewella Avenue, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Congregation Agudath Achim, 9401 Village Green Drive, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Williams Memorial CMETime: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Highland Center, 520 Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Light Hill Baptist Church,1823 Pinehill Road, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Willow Chute, 2645 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Queensborough Friendship House #1, 2829 Frederick Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Queensborough Friendship House #2, 2800 Darien Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Highland Friendship House #1, 402 Prospect Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Cedar Grove Friendship House #1, 572 East 75th Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Cedar Grove Friendship House #2, 536 East 78th Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Bossier City Friendship House #1, 1415 Beverly Street, Bossier City. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Bossier City Friendship House #2, 1202 St. Charles Street, Bossier City. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Allendale Friendship House #1, 320 North Allen Street, Shreveport. Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • All SPAR Recreation Centers will be activated today as warming shelters providing a safe and warm environment for anyone in need.

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