Additional Warming Centers Open

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Local officials are encouraging residents to stay indoors as much as possible as cold temperatures settle into Northeast Ohio and more snow approaches.

City leaders are reminding residents that if they must go outside, be sure to dress in layers and cover exposed skin.

In AKRON, 11 community centers will operate as warming centers during their regular hours. The American Red Cross facility and the House of the Lord will also operate as warming centers. CLICK HERE for exact locations and hours.

In BEACHWOOD, the community center at 25325 Fairmount Boulevard is available for residents who have lost gas or power.

Anyone who needs a ride may call the Beachwood Police Department at 216-464-1234 to request transportation.

In CANTON, two warming centers are being opened. The Edward Peel Coleman Southeast Community Center, 1400 Sherrick Road S.E., will be open through 9 p.m. tonight. The Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N. will be open through the night tonight.

In CLEVELAND, 20 city recreation centers will have extended hours on Monday and Tuesday to help people get out of the cold. The Sterling Recreation Center, Fairfax Recreation Center and Michael Zone Recreation Center will be open for 24 hours a day through 8 a.m. Wednesday. CLICK HERE for locations and exact hours.

Assistance can also be reached by calling 211 for the United Way’s First Call for Help.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring conditions and coordinating with external agencies such as United Way and the Red Cross.

In CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, residents are welcome to stay warm in the Community Center.  If you need a ride, call the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234.

In ELYRIA, St. Mary’s Hall at 320 Middle Avenue is available as a warming shelter.

In PORTAGE COUNTY, the Center of Hope in Ravenna, 1034 W. Main St., will be open 24 hours a day through Wednesday. Kent Social Services, 1066 S. Water St., will also be open 24 hours a day through Wednesday.

In RICHMOND HEIGHTS, anyone seeking shelter is advised to go to Richmond Town Square Mall where the food court doors will be open.

In SOUTH EUCLID, residents who lost heat are are invited to City Hall at any time.

In STOW, warming centers have been opened at the Community Room at the Stow Safety Building and in Council Chambers at Stow City Hall. Both are located at the Stow City Center Campus, 3760 Darrow Road. The centers will be open until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

In WILLARD, the Willard Memorial Library is being used as a warming center Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Most of northeast Ohio is currently under a Winter Storm Warning and Wind Chill Warning, with temperatures reaching record-breaking lows.

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