Below freezing temperatures are
hitting residents of
Wind chill temperatures are ten-below
zero or even colder and have been throughout the day.
If you have to head out, make sure you are bundled up.
Keeping boots and gloves dry is the key to avoiding frost bite in these frigid temperatures.
For some, though, being outdoors is the only option they have.
Places like the Erie City Mission
and the Upper Room in
They're also known as warming centers and they offer people a place of refuge from the bone-chilling cold during the day.
Warm beds are offered at night as well, and can be set up through either shelter.
The employees are working longer hours and offering extra services.
They want to make sure people have somewhere to go to get out of the cold.
If you know someone who can use a meal and a warm bed, you can contact the Erie City Mission at (814)452-4421
The Upper Room contact number is (814)459-3983.