Lowell Opens Warming Center at Senior Center
Sun Staff Report
LOWELL -- The city opened a warming center Monday afternoon as an arctic blast envelopes the region.
The center is located at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St.
It will be open from 3 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday.
City Manager Eileen Donoghue directed Lowell Emergency Management to activate the local warming center.
Thermometers showed single-digit temperatures on Monday. With the wind, it felt sub-zero.
“The Lowell area is experiencing significant low temperatures with life-threatening wind chills extending through tomorrow,” the press release reads. “The City of Lowell is encouraging those who may need a warm place to stay to come to the warming center.”
The center will be managed by Lowell Emergency Management with additional staff from Lowell Police and Lowell Fire/EMS.
The city requires: everyone to sign-in upon entering the center; no alcohol, drugs or weapons; no smoking within 50 feet of the building; and everyone will be subject to a search.
Those who need medication must bring it with them. Those bringing children should come with activities that will keep them busy, such as coloring books or card games.