Frostbite and hypothermia are a real danger in these low temperatures. If you need shelter from the cold, here are some resources
ST. LOUIS — Brutal cold continues across the St. Louis area Monday, creating a dangerous situation for those who don’t have any place to get warm.
A winter storm warning is in effect through Monday evening across our area. The combination of near-zero or subzero temperatures will make it feel like 10 to 25 degrees below zero. In those conditions, frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly.
If you or someone you know needs shelter from the cold, there are resources to help you.
The United Way of Greater St. Louis has a Warming Center Site list on its website for both Missouri and Illinois, as well as a mobile-friendly interactive map created in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. For the most up to date information, call the United Way at 211.
It’s important to call ahead to shelters to verify any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place.
Help with heating bills
Heat Up St. Louis works year-round to help seniors, low-income families and people with disabilities throughout the St. Louis metro area pay their energy bills and provide heating equipment in the winter and air conditioners in the summer.
If you know of someone who qualifies and is in need of utility help, fill out this form on their website or call the hotline at 314-241-0001.
In Illinois, low-income households in need of energy assistance can call 877-411-WARM (9276). For more information, go to Keep Warm Illinois.