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City of Birmingham to open warming station

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 5:17 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with the City of Birmingham announced they will open a warming station on Thursday and Friday at the BJCC.

Officials say people can come to the South Exhibition Hall from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday. The City of Birmingham will open the warming station on Monday and Tuesday if the current forecast of freezing temperatures continues. This comes at a critical time as shelters in the area are filling up.

“I think what really needs to be said is there are only three emergency shelters, and they are full. They are at capacity,” said City Hall Operations Manager Don Lupo.

If you would like to donate to the warming station, you can drop off bottled water and individually wrapped snacks in front of the Boutwell Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. City crews will then transport them to the BJCC.

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