HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — If you need a place to stay warm during the winter weather event currently impacting the Tennessee Valley, here are some warming centers:
Florence: Due to the extreme cold weather event, our Center of Hope Shelter has been open 24 hours. Our physical address is 1601 Huntsville Road, Florence. The shelter entrance is on 138 Minnehaha St. If you or anyone you know needs shelter from the weather, food, or is not safe, please call us 256-764-4432 ext 509 or 256-856-1937.
Huntsville - Max Luther Community Center located at 207 Max Luther Drive in Huntsville, Alabama, will open as an emergency warming shelter from 3 p.m. February 15 through 9 a.m. February 17. More information can be found on the city of Huntsville's website.
Athens - Central Church of Christ will open at noon today (Feb. 16) as a warming station for those without power. The church will monitor conditions to determine how long to remain open. Snacks will be available.
Central is located at 320 U.S. 31 North near the Athens High stadium.
If you know of family, friends or neighbors without power who cannot drive and you are able to offer rides, please take them to the church.
Cullman - Redemption Church located at 512 Schaeffel Road in Cullman, Alabama, will be used as a warming center. The church said the warming center will remain open until February 17 when it will reevaluate the situation. If you don't have the means to get to the church, contact Ty Atwood at 256-620-0296 or Pastor Rodney Thompson at 256-620-0550 to make arrangements for transportation.
This list will be updated as more warming centers open up.