Warming stations opening across Central Alabama

Local News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Ahead of anticipated arctic temperatures, many cities around Central Alabama plan to open warming stations. In Birmingham, Boutwell Auditorium is open for those who need a warm place to rest.

The station will be open from Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m.  Boutwell Auditorium is located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard.

Donations of bottled water, warm socks and gloves, toiletry items, and blankets are welcome and can be dropped off at the auditorium at any time during normal business hours.Anniston

  • Carver Community Center — Open from 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.


  • Boutwell Auditorium

Etowah County

  • Salvation Army – 114 North 11th Street, Gadsden (Continuously opened, Wednesday 8a –
  • Friday noon)
  • Elliott Community Center – 2829 West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden (Wednesday – Friday 8a
  • – 5p)
  • Carver Community Center – 1030 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Gadsden (Wednesday – Friday 8a – 5p)
  • Gadsden Public Library – 254 College Street, Gadsden (Wednesday – Friday 9a – 5p)
  • The Town of Altoona will open a location upon request. Call 205-589-2000 to request a
  • warming center.
  • Attalla – Carnes Recreation Center, 102 Case Avenue SE, Attalla (Wednesday – Friday 8a – 5 p)
  • George Wallace Senior Center – 407 Hollingsworth Drive, Glencoe (Wednesday – Friday 8a –
  • 3p)
  • Rainbow City Community Center – 3702 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City (Wednesday – Friday
  • 8a – 4p)
  • Southside Community Center – 2142 Highway 77, Southside (Wednesday – Friday 8:30a –
  • noon)
  • Walnut Grove Recreation Center – Vandiver Street, Walnut Grove (Continuously opened,
  • Wednesday 8a – Friday noon)


  • Oxford Civic Center — open Wednesday and Thursday night

St. Clair County

  • Riverside: Riverside Storm Shelter 379 Depot Street opened continuously Wednesday night-Friday morning.
  • Springville: Residents please call 205-467-2703 to request a warming station opened Wednesday night-Friday morning.
  • Shoal Creek Valley: Fire Station 1 -13370 Shoal Creek Road Ashville.
  • Steele: Residents please call Vicky Cater 256-538-9466 (Steele United Methodist Church Education Building-3375 Us Highway 11) to request a warming station open


  • Lincoln Senior Activity Center opens at 4 p.m.

Walker County

  • Maranatha Baptist Church in Jasper, open from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. through Friday
  • New Generations Ministries in Jasper, open from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS 42 is a proud sponsor of the Foothills Festival

Become a CBS 42 Coffee Club Member

Trending Stories