With temperatures expected to dip below zero this week, the City of Belton will open two temporary warming centers to protect residents from life-threatening cold temperatures. The warming centers will be located at Fire Station No. 1, 223 Main St; and at the Belton Police Station, 7001 E. 163rd St. The centers will open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 through noon on Friday, Feb. 1.
“The City of Belton, the Belton Fire Department and the Belton Police Department are working together to open these warming centers. Located on opposite sides of the City, these warming centers will offer citizens a safe place to stay warm and reduce their chances of hypothermia, frostbite, and other health issues related to the extreme cold,” said Belton City Manager Alexa Barton. “In addition, we strongly encourage Belton citizens to check on sick and elderly neighbors.”
The warming centers will offer residents a place to safely stay warm. Bottled water will be available, but food will not be provided.