Extreme Cold Resources

Extreme cold and dangerous wind chills are expected to impact the region beginning Thursday night and through the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service in Wilmington is currently predicting highs in the single digits, lows near zero, and wind chills below -20oF. Residents are advised to stay inside and avoid prolonged exposure to the freezing temperatures. Check frequently on relatives and neighbors that are elderly or chronically ill, and don’t forget to bring all pets inside

The following resources are available to Hamilton County Residents:


Call 211 or visit uwgc.org/211 to find a warming center near you. Helpline is available 24/7.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission Centers

All 23 CRC recreation centers are open Thursday and Friday during normal business hours. 17 locations are open Saturday and operating during holiday hours. The OTR and Corryville locations are open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. The Corryville location will also be open Monday from 10am-6pm. www.cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation/latest-news-events/2022-23-holiday-hours/


311Cincy is the City of Cincinnati’s overall non-emergency customer service system. To be linked to resources if your heat goes out, Dial 311 (or 513-765-1212 from outside the city), go to 311Cincy.com, or use the 311Cincy mobile app

Shelterhouse (411 Gest)

Shelterhouse (411 Gest Street Cincinnati, OH 45203) will have expanded hours this Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7PM to 8AM. Call 513.721.0643 or visit www.shelterhousecincy.org/winter-shelter/ for more information

Colerain Township

-White Oak Christian Church: 3675 Blue Rock Rd. Entrance “E” (Hours: Friday 9am-5pm )

-Vineyard Northwest Church: 9165 Round Top Rd. (Hours: Friday 9am-5pm)

Other Options

During the day, consider visiting a restaurant, shopping mall, community center, or local library. Be sure to call locations ahead of time for business hours.

Duke Energy

If you are a Duke Energy customer & your power goes out, report it by texting “OUT” to 57801 or call 800.543.5599. Outages can also be reported on duke-energy.com/outages or on the Duke Energy app.