Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer announced Friday morning that the city will be opening up Center Lake Pavilion from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday for residents needing shelter from the cold.
The National Weather Service has upgraded a winter storm event to a warning for both snow and dangerously low wind chills expected to move in late Sunday and continue through Tuesday. With local temperatures expected to plummet to historic lows of 10 below zero Sunday night and wind chills as bitter as minus 45, the city is making the pavilion available to anyone who needs to get out of the weather.
The Winona Lake Senior Center will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For those needing overnight accommodations, Fellowship Missions offers limited availability in Warsaw.
As we learn of any other organizations or agencies offering warming stations, we will provide updates.