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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 8, 2024                                                                          
Contact: Caroline Reinwald
Cell: (414) 308-5556                                                                                    
Office: (414) 286-3780
[email protected]  

Milwaukee Health Department Reminds Residents to Stay Safe and Warm During Upcoming Winter Storm

MILWAUKEE – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for Milwaukee in effect from 9:00 p.m. this evening to 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 6:00 a.m. Tuesday to 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. The Milwaukee area is anticipated to experience a combination of snow, with accumulation ranging from 3-10 inches, and rain, mixed with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

Individuals in need of public space to stay warm overnight can visit one of the following warming shelters in Milwaukee:

  • Guest House Milwaukee (Men only)

1216 N 13th Street

Walk-ins only, 7-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • MRM/Joy House/Door of Hope (Men, Women, Families)      

819 N 18th Street

Call ahead for shelter space: (414) 344-2211

  • St Ben’s (Men and Women)

930 W. State Street

Walk-ins only, 8-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Repairers of the Breach (Men and Women)

1335 W. Vilet Street

Walk-ins only, 8-10 p.m. intake, can stay from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Milwaukee County Hillview (Men and Women)        

1615 S. 22nd Street

Walk-ins only, 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Individuals in need of public space to stay warm during the day can visit 211’s list of locations.

As of this notice, all City of Milwaukee Health Department clinics will remain open on Tuesday, as regularly scheduled. MHD will monitor the weather and re-assess the situation, if needed.

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.

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