Maine communities began opening warming shelters Thursday morning as a blizzard conditions bore down on the state. Power outages are anticipated just as temperatures are expected to drop to below zero over the weekened.
Here are warming shelters in southern Maine. For an up-to-date statewide locations check out 2-1-1 Maine and MEMA
Knox County Warming Shelters By Town:
Camden– Congregational Church at 55 Elm St. is on standby and can open if needed. Contact F/F Matt Heath at Camden Fire for info.
Hope– Hope Fire Department – Contact Chief Keller for assistance.
Rockland– Three warming centers today, two Saturday, one Sunday or as needed by request to Rockland Fire Department:
Rockland City Hall 270 Pleasant St. 594-0310 Open till 4:30pm today
Rockland Public Library 80 Union St. 594-0310 Open 5:00pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Flanagan Community Center 61 Limerock St. 594-0321 Open to 8:00pm today, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday closed
South Thomaston– Library at 8 Dublin Rd on standby- may open at 10am Sat based on need.
Thomaston– Fire Station at 6 Knox St. and Watts Hall on standby.
Vinalhaven- Fire Station – Contact Chief Candage.
Warren– Town office at 167 Western Ave on standby- contact FD/EMS @ 273-2421 with needs
Washington Gen Store 7 Waldoboro Rd is welcoming residents to warm up today till 7:00pm, Saturday 7a-7p, Sunday 9a-2p
If you need assistance connecting with any of these warming shelters contact Knox Regional Dispatch Center (207) 593-9132.