(CITY OF MEMPHIS NEWS RELEASE) – UPDATE 11/12/2019 – From City of Memphis: “The warming center located at 1188 North Parkway (Lewis Senior center) will remain open overnight and will close Wednesday morning, November 13 at 8:00 a.m. 25 Guests visited the center Monday night.”
11/11/2019 – The City of Memphis has implemented its cold weather plan with the establishment of a Warming Center.
Warming Centers are places where residents dealing with extended times of low temperatures, below 20° F, may escape the extreme conditions. Primary locations for warming centers are usually malls, shopping centers, libraries, and community centers that are opened during normal business hours.
The Warming Center will open Monday, November 11, 2019 at5:00 p.m. and will operate continuously, twenty-four (24) hours a day untilfurther notice.
Location: Lewis Senior Center – 1188 North Parkway – Memphis TN 38105
For transportation, call MATA at 901-636-2525.
Those seeking overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at Memphis Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue. For assistance regarding transportation, please contact the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at 901-636-2525.
Our staff will continue to monitor the situation for anychanges in conditions. Please followus: Twitter – @MemphisOEM
If you have any questions, please contact the City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management at 901-636-2525.