Warming stations offered in bitter cold

(WISH Photo/Kevin Ratermann)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – Similar to the week of dangerously cold temperatures at the beginning of January, warming stations will be offered this week for those in need of shelter.

Dozens of shelters were opened around the state at the beginning of the month for the tens of thousands of people who lost power to go to if needed.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the City of Anderson will open warming stations because of the extreme cold temperatures. Those locations are below:

Salvation Army
1615 Meridian Street, Anderson, IN

Church Upon The Rock
303 E. 29th Street, Anderson, IN

Aletheia Fellowship
2505 Faith Drive, Anderson, IN

East Side Church of God
2600 E. 5th Street, Anderson, IN

Madison Park Church of God
6607 Providence Drive, Anderson, IN

If you are in need of a warming shelter in Anderson, call 765-623-3602. The City of Anderson Transit System will also provide its services free of charge. Officials say they don’t want anyone walking in the cold conditions.

There are warming shelters available around the Indianapolis area on Tuesday. Indy Parks and Recreation have opened four warming centers:

NORTH: Broad Ripple Park–1550 Broad Ripple Ave.–9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WEST: Krannert Park–605 S. High School Rd.–8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SOUTH: Garfield Park–2345 Pagoda Dr.–10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
EAST: Christian Park–4200 English Ave.–10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone needing shelter from the cold in Marion County should call 211.

The Henry County Office of Emergency Management is working with area facilities to open warming stations. To check a list of open facilities and those on standby click here.  If you know someone who needs assistance, direct them to one of the “OPEN” facilities first. If there isn’t an open facility in your community, call the number listed.

24-Hour News 8’s news partner The Kokomo Tribune reported shelters in Kokomo were busy on Monday. The Coordinated Assistance Ministries, located at 210 N. Market St., The Kokomo Rescue Mission, located at 321 W. Mulberry St., and the Family Service Association, located at 618 S. Main St., were open for those who need shelter.

We will continue to update this story as we receive new information about warming shelters.

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