Release Courtesy of Oconee County Emergency Services
(Walhalla, SC) – Due to prolonged, below freezing temperatures, a temporary warming shelter will open its doors to people seeking a warm place to sleep in Oconee County.
The warming shelter, located at the Seneca Church of God of Prophecy, 1016 Overbrook Drive, Seneca, South Carolina will open its doors at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022 through 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2022. Daytime hours may vary.
The warming shelter will accept men, women and children (no pets) who are seeking shelter from the cold weather. No drugs, alcohol or weapons will be permitted.
Anyone outside in the below freezing temperatures should wear layered clothing, mittens or gloves and a hat. Individuals should stay dry and change out of any wet clothing as frequently as possible.
To avoid hypothermia, be aware of the wind chill. Seek shelter immediately if experiencing uncontrollable shaking, extreme tiredness, or numbness in the fingers, toes, ears or nose.
For additional information about the warming shelter, please contact (864) 638- 4200.