Warming stations open during cold blast

Warming stations open during cold blast

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Several warming stations are opening across Central Alabama to offer refuge for those who do not have a warm spot.

Boutwell Auditorium will be open overnight in Birmingham. They've been open for over 24 hours and are taking donations.

Tuscaloosa City officials are connecting those in need with shelter. Call Tuscaloosa Police at 205-349-2121 or Tuscaloosa 3-1-1 for help.

In Anniston, you can head to the Carver Community Center at 720 West 14th Street. Give them a call at 256-231-7630 if you need help.

Hanceville City Hall is a place where you can get warm. Crews will also be passing out bottled water.

The Graysville Community Center will be open as a warming station during the next couple of days. The center will have cots and blankets.

The Church of God of Prophecy on Widows Lane in Carbon Hill will be opening a warming station at the church. It is open tonight and then and Tuesday night starting at 8 p.m.

Chilton EMA is opening a warming station at 612 2nd Avenue North in the old Merle Norman store. It's open tonight at 6 p.m. through Tuesday 9 a.m.

If you need help paying your gas or power bill, there are some organizations you can turn to. The United Way refers people to the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, Greater Birmingham Ministries, the Red Cross, and Bridge Ministries.

If you know of a warming station not listed here, please send info to newstip@wbrc.com so we can release this life-saving info to the community.

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