Frigid forecast prompts Anne Arundel to open warming centers

John Wells Jr. waits in 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Annapolis to be moved to Asbury United Methodist Church to spend the night out of the cold as part of the winter Relief program.

Anne Arundel County will be opening its warming centers Thursday at 5 p.m. in response to anticipated extreme cold weather conditions overnight.

The National Weather Service is forecasting wind-chill temperatures in the mid-teens. Warming centers will be open until Friday morning at 7 a.m. The following locations will be available to provide warming relief:


The Anne Arundel County Police will make the Community Rooms at the following Precincts available today starting at 5 p.m. until tomorrow at 7 a.m.

•Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena.


•Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.

•Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton.

•Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park.

All centers are accessible and have water and restroom facilities. Medical care is not available and anyone experiencing or observing a medical emergency should call 911. Pets are not allowed in any warming centers. Accommodations will be made for service animals.

The Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to exercise caution during extremely cold temperatures. Whether inside or outside, cold weather can be dangerous to those who are not prepared to deal with it.