Local agencies open shelters, warming centers


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The American Red Cross, together with Mecklenburg County and Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management are still operating a Warming Center.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 145 people were at the warming station, which will remain open until noon Thursday. The Center is located at 618 N. College St. in the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center.

There are also shelter accommodations in Mecklenburg County:
Salvation Army Women’s Shelter (for women, children and single women),  534 Spratt St., Charlotte.
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte,   1210 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.
Urban Ministry/Room at The Inn, 945 North College St., Charlotte.

Lancaster County
 Emergency Management Director Morris Russell announced the availability of an emergency shelter for anyone who loses power or heat during the event. 
Anyone who loses power or heat during this storm should contact Public Safety Communication at (803) 283-4136 for directions to the shelter.
Richmond County
Due to the possibility of loss of electrical power, the Richmond County Plan for Emergency Centers will be implemented.
Emergency shelters are being established at Richmond Senior High in Rockingham and Mineral Springs in Ellerbe. Theses shelters will open at 5 p.m. and remain open until the emergency has passed. 

Rowan County

Rowan Helping Ministries will be closing the crisis assistance offices at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The shelter will be open 24 hours a day and the soup kitchen will be open at noon Thursday for a meal
York County

The Salvation Army Warming Center will take all individuals that need assistance on Wednesday. The address is 119 S Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. Phone: 803-324-5141