Community News: Warming Center Info
*Disclaimer: The warming center is not a Walla Walla County Department of Community Health operated program*
First Congregational Church, in coordination with community partners, is providing a safe, low barrier warming shelter to those in need. The center will be activated when predicted temperatures, using the National Weather Service- Pendleton forecast page, drop to 20° F, or less, or 25 °F with precipitation. When activated, the center will operate from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
The warming center will be open the following evening schedule:
Thursday, February 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Friday, February 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Additionally, Christian Aid Center, located at 202 W Birch St, urges residents to drop in between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. if shelter is needed. Standard intake procedures will be in effect for overnight accommodation after 4:00 p.m. The Walla Walla Public Library, located at 238 E Alder St, is open to the public Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Exposure to extremely cold temperatures can make being outside dangerous. For additional information on how to protect yourself, from preparing for winter weather to protecting yourself from temperature related health problems, please visit the resources below.
Ready.gov Winter Weather
Ready.gov: Car Safety
Washington State Department of Health: Cold Weather
National Weather Service: Winter Safety
CDC: Stay Safe During & After a Winter Storm