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Warming Centers Established As Wind Chill Warning Takes Effect

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Dayton, Brookville and some other communities have set up warming centers as a blast of cold air moves through the area over the next couple of days. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to fall below zero during the overnight hours from Tuesday through Thursday of this week:

Credit National Weather Service

Montgomery County will be under the Level 2: Extreme Cold Severe Weather Plan starting 4:00 p.m. on January 29, 2019 and ending at 8:00 a.m. on February 1, 2019. 

St. Vincent will provide shelter to anyone who needs shelter. Guests are allowed to remain in shelter all day during the severe weather period. Outreach workers, law enforcement, and emergency personnel should encourage homeless people they encounter to go to shelter, and transport them to shelter if appropriate.
Shelter Locations

St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men

1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.

Dayton, OH 45417


St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families

120 W. Apple St.

Dayton, OH 45402

Below is a list of warming center locations and their hours of operation:

City of Dayton: Jan. 30 and 31, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St.

Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr.

Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave.


Brookville: Open 24 hours and available for the next 48 hours.

Brookville Fire Department - Fire Station 76, 775 E. Upper Lewisburg Road, Brookville, OH 45309


Chief Ronald E. Fletcher

City of Brookville Fire Department

Mobile is 937-545-1088.



Gerhardt Civic Center - Open Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

3050 Kreitzer Rd.

Moraine, OH, 45439



Payne Recreation Center - Open Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

3800 Main St.

Dayton, OH 45439



Farmersville:  6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or as needed.

Farmersville Fire Association

207 N. Elm St. Farmersville, Ohio. 

Station phone.  937-696-2863.

Cell phone.  937-623-1419


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