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Warming Centers Get Word Out As Dangerous Freeze Takes Hold

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(LEX 18) — Warming centers across the region are opening their doors and getting the word out that no one has to endure the bitter cold taking hold out of doors.

The Lexington-Fayette County Division of Emergency Management has declared a Winter Chill Advisory. In effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday, the advisory warns against dangerous wind chills of negative 5 to 10 degrees. 

The agency's Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan also has been extended through Jan. 9, the office announced Tuesday. is also in effect when temperatures fall below freezing. The plan includes extended shelter hours.

Transportation services are also available here. People can report someone in need of a ride with a call or text from 5 to 11 p.m. to the Catholic Action Center’s Compassionate Caravan at 859-913-0038.

More information about Fayette County homelessness services can be found here.

The Grapevine/Chavies Volunteer Fire Department in Perry County is opening the doors for an emergency warming center from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Harlan County Emergency Management is directing anyone in need of a warm place to go to Christ Hands, The Harlan Center or Harlan County Court House-Fiscal Court Room. If you have questions feel free to call Emergency Management at 606-573-6082.

Letcher County Judge Jim Ward is advising residents there they can find heating stations at the Letcher County Courthouse, Neon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, Gordon Volunteer Fire Station, Letcher Volunteer Fire Station, Whitesburg Fire Station and Jenkins Fire Station. The judge's office can be contacted at 606-633-2129.

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