FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2024
Emergency Shelter and Warming Centers Activated During Winter Storm
MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD), in collaboration with the American Red Cross (ARC), Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD), Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), 211, and other local partners, has mobilized resources to address the escalating winter weather conditions and widespread power outages affecting thousands across the region.
As WE Energies continues working to restore power to households, North Division High School has been designated as an Emergency Shelter and is now accessible to the public. Additionally, strategically positioned Warming Centers are available throughout the region for individuals seeking refuge from the harsh weather conditions.
Displaced individuals in need of Warming Centers can call 211 or visit 211’s list of locations.
Residents are encouraged to check on family members, friends, and neighbors who may be at higher risk for injuries or illness, especially the elderly and those with specific medical conditions. Additionally, limit the time children and pets spend outdoors during extreme cold weather.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of hypothermia or frostbite, contact a medical provider immediately. In case of a health emergency, dial 911.
In preparation for inclement weather, Milwaukee residents are encouraged to be prepared, be safe, and stay informed. More information on best practices can be found at milwaukee.gov/coldweathersafety
More information on winter weather safety, including snow removal information from the Milwaukee Department of Public Works, is available at Milwaukee.gov/ColdWeather.