Record numbers seeking shelters, warming centers - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Record numbers seeking shelters, warming centers

Warming centers are opening their doors to folks needing shelter across the Tennessee Valley. Warming centers are opening their doors to folks needing shelter across the Tennessee Valley.
NORTH ALABAMA (WAFF) -

The extreme cold led to a record number of people receiving shelter at the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville.

270 people spent the night as the wind chill dipped below zero. Mission officials said they are prepared to house even more people if needed with more cold weather predicted for next week.

In Madison, Mayor Troy Trulock said a warming center has been set up at Inside Out Ministry, 103 Gin Oaks Court, from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Click here for a PDF list of centers in Marshall County, and read more about shelters in the Shoals.

Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly