"Warming Center" Open at Apache Middle School | News
According to the American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter, there will be a "warming center" opening in Sierra Vista due to the cold weather and gas outages.
City of Sierra Vista strongly suggests residents without gas service to stay with friends and family during this outage.
The center will be at the Apache Middle School, located at 3305 East Fry Boulevard, near Cll Portal and Fry Boulevard.
The City, together with Sierra Vista Public School District will open Apache Middle School to offer safety, warm shelter, water, and restrooms. People are asked to bring all pertinent medications, infant necessities such as diapers and formula, and pet supplies. The facility will be open beginning at 4 p.m. February 3rd. Residents utilizing the center are encouraged to make other arrangement for pets. If absolutely necessary, owners may bring their pets to the “Temporary Warming Center”, but animals must be in a pet carrier.
If you bring animals to the facility, ensure that they are kenneled at ALL TIMES and a leash available. Owners are expected to clean up after their animals.
People are asked to leave all valuables at home. Those using the Warming Center are asked to bring their own sleeping bags and pillows if available.
The "warming center" is being coordinated by the Southern Chapter.
To help ensure comfort for all, residents will be asked to sign in and out when at the facility, and are asked to leave all valuables at home. Arizona Rangers will be onsite, and posted at all entrances.
Phones will be available for use, as well as water, however, food will not be supplied. You are welcome to bring in any food and drinks, as well as sleeping bags and pillows if available.
Residents that are considering use of the Warming Center, please call 417-4821.