In response to widespread power outages in Springfield, the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening a winter storm shelter at 12 a.m. at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, 2747 E. Sunshine St.
The Red Cross will provide cots and food at the Schweitzer shelter. Persons traveling to the shelter are advised to bring bedding, personal hygieneitems and necessary medical supplies, like perscription medications. Pets are not allowed in the shelter.
The Scheitzer shelter will remain open as long as needed during the winter storm. Transportation to the shelter will be available through the Springfield City Utilities bus transit during regular bus service hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The previously announced shelter at the Salvation Army has been unable to open due to lack of power at that location.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
ICE STORM 2007
Promising to be bigger, better, badder than the Christmas 1987 storm. A quick note while there's still time. This from Greene County:
Good luck, locals.