January 31, 2011 – Due to the impending winter storm, the following warming centers have been set up in Alton, Illinois:

Alton Square Mall*
Food Court
7 am to 9:30 pm (6 pm on Sundays)

Salvation Army
525 Alby St.
8 am to 4 pm

Main Street United Methodist Church
1400 Main
8 am to 9 pm

Alton Fire Department           
333 E. 20th                 
8 am to 5 pm weeks (Available on for short stays-call 618-463-3568 if emergency)

The warming center at Alton Square Mall is only available when the Mall is open; the Mall may close if weather conditions warrant closure.  Please call 618-465-5502 or 558-3041 to confirm if this warming center is open.

If electricity goes out at your home or place of business, please contact Ameren at 1-800-681-7911.  Please do NOT assume that your neighbors or some other party has already contacted Ameren.

Alton Fire Chief Greg Bock would also like to remind residents of the following issues:

  • Warming centers do not have medical facilities;
  • Use caution while using candles, space heaters etc;
  • Check batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors;
  • DO NOT use generators indoors;
  • DO NOT run automobiles in attached garages for prolonged periods;
  • Call 911 for emergencies;
  • Stock up on basic staples at home;
  • Listen to weather radios (NOAA) for updates; and
  • ALWAYS error on the side of safety

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