Church shelter, warming stations offered as needed around Wayne, Fayette counties

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With the onset of continued cold temperatures expected through Thursday, several fire stations and other organizations are offering warming stations throughout Wayne County.

Cambridge City Christian Church at 106 W. Church St. in Cambridge City will be open Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. for anyone needing a nice, warm place to stay. We will remain open until at least Thursday at noon. If you plan to stay overnight, please bring some bedding and we will find you a nice, warm place to sleep. We will have coffee, drinks, and snacks too! Since school is closed tomorrow, we will have games and movies, and of course WI-FI to make it through the day.

Resurrected Church, 503 Main St. (U.S. 40) in Pershing will be open as a warming center from 3 p.m. Wednesday until Friday morning for anyone in need.

And, the following warming stations are on-call to protect citizens who may be without heat in the ongoing winter weather.

Warming stations are intended for short-term use and will have minimal accommodations. Persons who intend to utilize the warming stations should call the designated contact prior to arrival. Take your family’s emergency supply kit with you when going to a warming station. Please bring any personal medications that will be required along with personal care items, snacks and items to occupy your time such as books, magazines and electronics.

In alphabetical order by community, here are the on-call stations:

Abington Fire Department
4618 Pottershop Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3950
Contact: Josh Minnix
Phone: 765-969-3285

Cambridge City Fire Department
127 W, Maple St.
Cambridge City, IN 47327
Station # 765-478-9676
Contact: Jeff Gabbard
Phone: 765-541-0964 or 765-478-5656

Centerville Fire/Rescue
414 So. Morton Ave.
Centerville, IN 47330
Station # 765-855-3889
Contact: Dennis Spears
Phone: 765-967-0028

Dublin Fire Department
2248 E. Cumberland St.
Dublin, IN 47335
Station # 765-478-1266
Contact: Jerry Myers or Contact: Nathan Ulerick
Phone: 765-969-7382 Phone: 765-914-5403
If transportation is needed, call one of the above phone numbers.
If the power goes out, the fire station has a backup generator.

Economy Fire Department
138 Poplar St.
Economy, IN 47339
Station # 765-886-5594
Contact: Gregg Moore or Contact: Brett Leland
Phone: 765-914914-8251 Phone: 765-541-1766

Fountain City Fire Department
312 W. Main St.
Fountain City, IN 47341
Station # 765-847-5305
Contact: Jeff Himelick
Phone: 765-914-2151
or 765-847-2829

Greens Fork Fire Department
114 E. Pearl St.
Greens Fork, IN 47345
Station # 765-886-5542
Contact: Rick Stewart
Phone: 765-967-0787

Hagerstown Fire Department
151 No. Plum St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Station # 765-489-5404
Contact: Rick Cole
Phone: 765-238-0315

First Hagerstown United Methodist Church
199 S. Perry St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Contact: John Huff
Church Office: 765-489-4558
Hours Available: M-Th 9am-3pm

Milton Fire Department
200 E. Walnut St.
Milton, IN 47357
Station # 765-478-4727
Contact: Dick Pollitt
Phone: 765-413-4135

Rock Solid Ministries
1024 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: David Eales or Helen Manning
Phone: 765-962-5099
Hours Available: T-W-F 9am-2pm

Richmond Community Senior Center
1600 S 2nd St, Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 983-7300
7:30am-7pm Wednesday only
This site will be set up to serve youth with parental supervision.

Richmond Fire Department- Station #1 Tues. 1/29/18, Wed. 1/30/19 and
101 So. 5th St Thurs. 1/31/19 if needed
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-983-7266
Hours Available: 7PM- 7AM
This site will be serving for warming purpose and is not set up to accommodate overnight stays.

Richmond Fire Department- Station #5 Tues. 1/29/18, Wed. 1/30/19 and
1971 West Main St. Thurs 1/31/19 if needed
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: 765-983-7364
Hours Available: 7PM-7AM
This site will be serving for warming purpose and is not set up to accommodate overnight stays.

Webster Fire Department
5122 Main St.
Webster, IN 47392
Station # 765-935-1585
Contact: Contact: Kevin Fouche or Contact: Troy McCauley
Phone: Phone: 765-969-3978 Phone: 765-993-2921

Williamsburg Fire Department
8323 No. Centerville Rd.
Williamsburg, IN 47393
Station # 765-886-6122
Contact: Josh Smith or Contact: Bryan Spears
Phone: 765-277-2594 Phone: 765-967-7288

FAYETTE COUNTY
Calvary Baptist Church (309 West 24th St. in Connersville) will be open Tue, Jan 29 at 7 p.m. for anyone needing a warm place to stay. They are working in partnership with Baptist Temple (1380 Indiana 44) to provide warm shelter on both sides of town. T&T Taxi is offering free transportation to Baptist Temple and Calvary Baptist. 765.827.5355

COLD WEATHER DRIVING TIPS
With the frigid cold temperatures and high winds we’re experiencing, a disabled or stranded vehicle could make for a life or death situation for the driver and passengers. Following the few tips listed below from Indiana State Police could save your life:

• Before leaving check the weather forecast and let someone know your route of travel.

• Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather.

• Carry a winter survival kit in your car which is to include: blankets, extra warm clothes, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable high calorie foods, (nuts, raisins, and protein or energy bars), newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.

• Do not leave your car if stranded, it is your best protection. Don’t panic, as an idling car only uses an average of one gallon of gas per hour.

• Roll down a window a very small amount for fresh air.

• Make sure the car’s exhaust pipe is not blocked to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

• At night, leave your dome light on.

• Always have your cell phone and a charger so you can call and let us know where you’re located.

These simple tips and items placed in your car could save your or a family member’s. Motorists are also reminded that with the frigid temperatures, gusting winds and blowing snow also comes the possibility of intersections, bridge decks and overpasses icing over. Please keep this in mind and drive with caution. For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623 or visit the INDOT web site at TrafficWise.IN.gov.

Be prepared for the cold winter weather – get helpful information from the CDC’s Extreme Cold Guide at :
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html