Warming stations opening up ahead of freezing temperatures

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AP GRAPHIC COLD WEATHER

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With the cold winds of fall starting to sweep into the Wiregrass, it’s imperative to keep warm in the freezing night ahead.

For some, they may not have the ability to stay warm in their home, whatever it may be, so warming stations have been established in certain cities to help citizens in need this Tuesday night.

In Dothan, Ted’s Love Ministries on 2573 Hodgesville Road (the former Bethany Bible College) will be open as a warming station until night temperatures rise above 40 degrees. Personal items like clothing and bedding will not be provided, but they are considering to provide meals.

In Enterprise, the Christian Mission on 321 Geneva Highway opened up at noon as a station for up to 20 people. Meals will be provided for those who need to eat, but personal items like clothes and medication will not be available.

If the Christian Mission reaches capacity, the recreation center will be opened up. In case of emergencies, Enterprise residents can call 334-470-0349 for assistance.

“(Mayor Bill) Cooper encouraged everyone who has elderly or handicapped relatives, friends or others who are vulnerable to cold weather to check on them and make sure they have adequate heating in their homes, or a safe and warm place to go during coldest hours,” a city press release states.

Meanwhile, the Hartford Police Department will provide help to those who need it. If you need help, contact the police department at 334-588-2222.

Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing during the nighttime hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Several freeze watches and warnings have been issued for our local counties. Read more about it by following this link.

A continually updated list of shelters is being maintained by Wiregrass 2-1-1, which you can find here.

Be sure to download the WDHN Weather App for alerts on any active warnings and watches in your area.

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