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January 11, 2024

Emergency Warming Center Opening Friday, Jan. 12

Severe weather expected; emergency warming center opening Friday evening as temps expected to drop

Boulder County, Colo. - Local temperatures are expected to severely drop beginning Friday, Jan. 12. All community members are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves from the cold.

The City of Boulder, in partnership with Boulder County and the Boulder Office of Disaster Management, will open a temporary, emergency warming center Friday, Jan. 12, to ensure all community members seeking shelter have a space to get warm or spend the night, as temperatures are expected to drop below zero.

Community members seeking shelter are encouraged to go to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (BSH), located at 4869 Broadway. Even those who don't typically meet the criteria to use BSH, must check in at BSH for services first.

If BSH reaches capacity or it is determined you will be housed at the emergency warming center, you will be provided free transportation to the overflow facility at the East Age Well Center.

The city and county overflow warming center will be set up in the Age Well wing of the East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, and operate 24-hours a day from Friday evening through Tuesday morning.

For more details on the emergency warming center please see the City of Boulder's website.