ODESSA, TX (KWES) - With 2,800 people without power in Odessa the American Red Cross of the Permian Basin has announced they will be opening a cooling shelter starting at 5 p.m. today.

The shelter will be held at the Ector County Coliseum located at 4201 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX, 79762.

“We know that some neighborhoods are still without power and are suffering through these high temperatures,” said Tracy Austin, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Serving the Permian Basin. “If you feel unsafe or you know your neighbors might be unsafe, please come to the shelter for some comfort and care.”