Saturday, January 13, 2007


Promising to be bigger, better, badder than the Christmas 1987 storm. A quick note while there's still time. This from Greene County:
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.
Good luck, locals.


Art Morris said...

I'm commenting on the weather from an Aurora, MO perspective on my blog.


Anonymous said...

This is the latest info on storm shelters, warming centers & the like as of 6:11 am, Sunday morning:

The American Red Cross winter storm shelter
at Schweitzer United Methodist Church at 2747 E. Sunshine is closed. Also,
the winter storm shelter at the Red Cross headquarters in Springfield is
filled to capacity. An additional shelter has just opened at the Salvation
Army headquarters at the corner of Chestnut Expressway and Kansas
Expressway. Cots and food provided. You should bring bedding and medical
supplies. Make arrangements for your pets ahead of time. No pets are allowed
in the shelter.

Southgate Baptist Church on South Campbell just opened a shelter. You should
bring bedding. No pets allowed.

Salvation Army Harbor House, 636 N. Boonville, is open as a warming center
only, no overnight stays.

Greene County residents in need of shelter should call Emergency Management
at 417-869-6040.

There are additional shelters at the Ozark Assembly of God Church in Ozark,
First Baptist Church in Lebanon , the Conway Community Center, the Crocker
School Multi-Purpose room, Marshfield First Baptist Church, Camdenton Fire
Station #1 , Lake Ozark Fire Station #1 and Mid County Fire Station #1 in
Camdenton. Dallas County also just opened a shelter in Buffalo at the
Emergency Operations Center.

If you want to report a power outage, do not call 9-1-1. Call your power

Anonymous said...

I heard a media report earlier today that more than 100 electric and tree service crews are working in Springfield today (Sunday). These are local CU crews, plus contractors and help from other utility companies.What a mess mother nature dealt the Ozarks.

acline said...

Springfield Bloggers meet tonight 7 p.m. 1/16. Pass the word.