December 16, 2011
The Tulare County Office of Emergency Services (OES), in conjunction with local cities and community partners, are urging citizens to prepare for the incoming inclement weather and have released a full list of Tulare County warming centers that are now activated and operational.
Warming Centers are facilities operated voluntarily by their respective owners as a service to the community. These facilities are equipped with heating, sitting areas, and restrooms at a minimum, and may also provide vending machines, reading materials, and/or activities.
The ability to provide safe locations for area citizens to go during cold weather is important to ensuring that Tulare County residents stay both safe and warm during extreme temperatures. These warming sites serve as an important resource for those who may not have the resources to heat their homes adequately, and those without housing.
If you believe that you have a medical emergency related to the extreme cold, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more information on Tulare County warming centers, call Tulare County’s toll-free information line 2-1-1, or visit the Tulare County Health & Human Services website at: tchhsa.org and click “Emergency Services”.