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UPDATE: Local communities open warming shelters against bitter cold

Updated: Tuesday, January 7 2014, 11:22 PM CST
Posted by: Lauren Gross

Local municipalities have opened warming shelters, where residents without heat can go to get warm.

Warming stations:

Waynesboro: There is a Warming Shelter at Always There Hook and Ladder Fire Co., 29 S. Potomac St. For more information please contact Hans Bader at 717-860-9767. 

Dillsburg: Residents in the Northern York County School District with a no-heat emergency Tuesday, Jan. 7, and no place to get warm can contact their local municipal office before 4 p.m. or call 847-5259 after 4 p.m. Information on temporary shelter will be provided.

Middletown: Residents of Middletown in need of heat during the extreme cold spell the area is experiencing can seek shelter at the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department, located at the corner of Adelia and East Emaus streets in the borough. Residents needing shelter are asked to contact Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Foreman at 717-810-7569 to make arrangements. 

Chambersburg: Eugene D. Clarke Jr. Community Center, 235 S. Third St. The center is open to senior citizens and others at risk for cold-related illnesses. If you have any questions please contact Assistant Borough Manager Dave Finch at dfinch@chambersburgpa.gov.

Greencastle: Grace Community Church, 17 N. Washington St. opened at 5 p.m. Monday and will stay open until 8 a.m. tomorrow. Doug Toms is the contact; his phone number is 717-597-1663.

Bethesda Mission: 611 Reily St., Harrisburg

Lebanon Rescue Mission:439 S. Sixth St., Lebanon

York Rescue Mission: 367 W. Market St., York

Water Street Rescue Mission: 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster

Etters: A warming center will open at Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church at 402 Valley Road. The center will open from 10 am to 8 pm!

Middletown: Residents in need of heat can seek shelter at the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department at the corner of Adelia and East Emaus Streets in the Borough.  Residents needing shelter are asked to contact Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Foreman at 717-810-7569 to make arrangements.

Millersville: American Red Cross volunteers are assisting 300-500 residents who were displaced by a UGI power outage in Millersville, Lancaster County. The Red Cross is opening a shelter at Central Manor Church, 387 Penn St., Lancaster, PA 17603 for the residents until they are able to return to their homes.UPDATE: Local communities open warming shelters against bitter cold


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