GHENT, WV (WVNS) — If your power was affected by the winter weather, and are looking for a place to keep warm, the following list will show you where you can go to seek refuge from the frigid temperatures.
- Beckley Community United Methodist Church will be open from 8 PM to 7 AM.
- Residents can periodically check the Beckley-Raleigh County Emergency Services Facebook page.
- Worst case scenario, first responder buildings are always an option.
- Any questions regarding warming centers can be directed to the Raleigh County 911 non-emergency line.
- Oceana City Hall will open on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 5 pm
- The old Appalachian Service Project building in Brenton also opens at 5 pm
- IF necessary, warming centers will also be set up at the American Legion in Mullens, Cook Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville, Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, and Upper Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.
- Warm hands for Warm Hearts/The Center of Hope on 319 Main St. E
- The Princeton area Warming Station will be located in the bay area of Princeton Rescue Squad at 701 Stafford Drive. This is a warming station ONLY that will allow people to come in to get warm. Light snacks and water will be provided.
- Open Friday, December 23, from 8 PM to 8 AM
- Open Saturday, December 24, from 8 PM to 8 AM
- Open Sunday, December 25, from 8 PM to 8 AM
- If in the Bluefield area of Mercer County, the Bluefield Union Mission can also be utilized as a warming station.
- Should an area resident need further service such as a hotel room, The Princeton Salvation Army can provide such service. Information will be provided at the Warming Station for the Salvation Army or by calling the Mercer County 911 non-emergency number provided. 304-425-8911.
- All warming center updates will be provided in real-time on the McDowell County 911 Facebook page.
- Residents are also asked to contact McDowell 911 at 304-436-4106 where the dispatchers will assist you.
- Warming centers will be available at various first responder buildings across the county.
- Residents can also call the Summers County 911 non-emergency dispatch for more information.