Emergency shelters set up for people affected by gas shortage
The statewide gas shortage has been declared an emergency. The gas company’s website has a list of where the shortages are happening and who is affected.
The city and Bernalillo County say Albuquerque hasn’t seen widespread interruptions in service yet. But, along with the Red Cross, they are setting up shelters for people who’ve lost their heat:
• Highland High School in southeast Albuquerque (4700 Coal SE)
• Manzano High School in the Heights (12200 Lomas NE).
Other warming centers not affiliated with the Red Cross:
• Los Padillas Community Center in the South Valley (2117 Los Padillas SW)
• Paradise Hills Community Center on the Westside (5901 Paradise NW)
• Raymond Sanchez Community Center in North Albuquerque (9800 Fourth Street NW)
• Vista Grade Community Center in the East Mountains (# 15 La Madera Road, Sandia Park, 87047)
You can’t bring your pets, but you can call 311 and Animal Welfare will take them in.
Mayor Richard Berry is inviting people outside of Albuquerque to come to town if they are seeking shelter. He’s also asking that everyone lower their thermostats, limit hot water use, keep animals inside and check on neighbors, particularly the elderly or disabled.
Don’t forget to leave a faucet on drip, especially if your heat goes off, reminds the Water Authority.