Those who find themselves out in the cold this week as temperatures drop below zero will have options to stay warm.
Reach Services, Inc. of Terre Haute will have a warming center available at 1400 Hulman from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly beginning Monday and continuing through Wednesday.
Sullivan County EMA director Jim Pirtle announced several warming centers will be avaible if the need arises. The Sullivan Civic Center and the Sullivan County Emergency Operations Center will be be opened as warming centers as needed. The Hymera Jackson Fire Department will open a warming center from 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday morning. Backup locations will include the First Christian Church in Sullivan, the Dugger Community Building and the Baptist Church in Hymera. Those needing assistance are encouraged to call the Sullivan County Central Dispatch at 812-268-4308 or the EMA office at 812-268-6257.
A warming center in Greene County will be open from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Thursday at the Linton City Park East Shelter House.
Edgar County Illinois ESDA director Jill Taylor said several warming centers will be available in Edgar County as need arises. Centers will be available at the Paris Fire Training Center (as needed – call the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department at 217-465-4166); the Human Resources Center of Paris (normal business hours), the Paris Senior Center (normal business hours), Pleasant Meadows Christian Village (24/7) and the Hume Community Center (as needed).
While Daviess County has no current plans for an official warming center, Scott Myers of the Daviess County EMA noted that The Senior and Family Services, Inc. in Washington will be open during regular business hours for those needing a warm place to go.
WTWO will update this story as more information becomes available.