Anne Arundel County opens warming centers

Posted at 2:28 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 00:57:51-05

Anne Arundel County opened four warming centers Thursday at 5:00 p.m., they will stay open until 7:00 a.m. Monday in anticipation of cold weather conditions and people possibly needed shelter due to power outages from the winter storm.

In addition to the expected heavy snow and strong winds, the National Weather Service has forecasted temperatures as low as 16 degrees with winds ranging from 6 to 33 miles per hour and gusting winds up to 47 miles per hour creating winds chills as low as -10 degrees.

The Anne Arundel County Police will make the Community Rooms available to provide warming relief at the following district stations.

  • Northern District, 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore
  • Eastern District, 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena (new location)
  • Western District, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
  • Southern District, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

Centers are accessible and have water and restroom facilities. Medical care is not available, and anyone experiencing or observing a medical emergency should call 911. Pets are not allowed in any warming centers. Accommodations will be made for service animals.