Christian County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Crews Sunday night announced that the county will continue to have two warming centers available 24 hours as needed, during this week's pending extremely cold weather. Those are located at the Christian County Senior Citizens Center and the Pana Community Hospital emergency room area.
Crews is urging residents who need transportation to either warming center, to call Taylorville police at 824-2211 or for a ride to the Pana Community Hospital emergency room, call 562-6232.
Crews added that both locations and phone numbers will accomodate all county communities with transportation provided by the Senior Citizens bus if needed.
Crews said these centers are rarely used but need to be established due to the risk associated with the colder temperatures.
Crews also said that for those needing food in Christian County this week, they can call the Salvation Army at area code 314, 620-8730, and your family is in need of hotel vouchers or food this week, contact the Red Cross Call Center toll-free at 844-319-6560.
All these numbers are also posted as our "top story" on taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.
The National Weather Service in Lincoln is predicting air temperatures this week near or below zero. Record air temps for this week according to Weather Service records, are in the eleven to 17-below zero range.