Warming centers open as temperatures plunge


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As temperatures begin to drop across the Mid-South, cities throughout the region are opening warming center to keep people safe from the dangerous cold.

Here’s a list of warming center throughout the Mid-South:

  • Oxford Activity Center, in Oxford, Mississippi. The center will open Saturday, February 13th, at 9 p.m.
  • Ruth Tate Senior Center (1620 Marjorie Street) in Memphis opens at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13th.
  • Hollywood Community Center (1560 N. Hollywood Street) in Memphis.
  • Lewis Senior Center (1188 North Parkway) — This center will open February 16, at 7 p.m. and run until further notice.

The third warming center won’t open at Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center. The city said unfortunately a pipe burst at Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center, so it will not be open at this time as a Warming Center. We will keep you updated when we have a new location.

If you need transportation to the Hollywood Community Center, call the Office of Emergency Management at (901) 297-1680.

Those needing overnight accomodations should contact the Memphis Union Mission at (901) 526-8434 or the Salvation Army at 696 Jackson Avenue. For additional local shelters, call (901) 529-4545.

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