ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KPLR) – St. Louis County has opened two emergency warming shelters in anticipation of the winter storm that's heading to the St. Louis area bringing up to twelve inches of snow and life-threatening frigid temperatures. The warming shelters, which will be open around the clock until Wednesday morning, are located at the following community centers:
St. Vincent Community Center
7335 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63133
Afton Community Center
9801 Mackenzie Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
Anyone at risk of sleeping outside is urged to go to the shelters. The Red Cross has provided cots and blankets. Visitors will also receive a hot meal, snacks and water, and survival kit filled with toiletries. Pets are also welcome at the overnight warming shelters. There are also warming sites that operate during day time hours open throughout St. Louis County. For one nearest you, call 2-1-1.
St. Louis City has also opened warming shelters.
St. Louis City has also opened warming shelters for residents to use.
For a list of warming shelters, click here.