Texas Winter Storm

 

February 17, 2021

RE: Texas Winter Storm

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

We know you are all aware of the unprecedented winter weather conditions we are experiencing right now in Texas.  Our facilities are faced with many of the same concerns as others in Texas – rolling power outages, freezing pipes and delayed vendor deliveries.

We wanted to let you know the actions we are taking at Mesa Springs Independent Living to protect our residents.  We are currently experiencing (rolling power outages of more than 18 hours at a time, and we have had some of our pipes freeze and burst and delayed food vendor deliveries). We remain without power today except for about two hours a day.

As a result, we have taken/will take the following actions:

  • Mesa Springs Independent Living residents have all been relocated.  Many have gone to stay with family and others are weathering out the situation at Beltway South Church.  There are many volunteers and Red Cross has stepped in to help.  They have beds, water, food and heat.
  • While food and supply deliveries have been delayed coming from Dallas/Fort Worth, we do have adequate food supplies for several days.  However, there are limited ways to prepare food at this time.  We are working with our vendors to ensure we get new supplies as soon as the roads clear.
  • The City of Abilene has gotten the water back on for now, however we are on a boil alert until further notice.

For any resident that has been temporarily relocated to another location we are aware of where they are and in communication with friends or families.

We will update you should any other changes occur.  For more immediate updates, you can call 325-260-1649.

Given our need to address the current emergency, staff may not be immediately available to return your phone calls, texts or emails.  We will contact you as soon as we are able, and we thank you for your patience as we work through these very cold days until the extreme temperatures improve this weekend.  If you have an emergency situation and need to contact someone immediately, please call Cindy Spencer at (325) 260-1649.  Please indicate the nature of the emergency so we can prioritize your call.

Sincerely,

Cindy L. Spencer
Executive Director