Staying Safe in Extreme Weather

January 17, 2024

Our region has been experiencing extremely frigid weather caused by the Polar Vortex and Arctic Blast. Take a moment to check that your older neighbors and family members are prepared with supplies for warmth and safety with bottled water for continued hydration, food that doesn’t require cooking, warm blankets and clothing, enough quantities of medications on-hand, pet food and supplies, flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, etc. Check regularly throughout the cold weather to ensure their personal safety and help to keep their walkways and driveways cleared if possible.

The Ohio Department of Aging provides tips on checking on neighbors and on emergency preparedness for older adults and caregivers.

If applicable, information about regional warming centers will be posted here as details become available.

The City of Dayton offers three warming center that will be open 6am-9pm, January 17, 18, and 19. Outside of these hours, individuals are referred to stop at the St. Vincent DePaul shelters.

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center – 2021 W. Third St, Dayton, OH 45417
  • Lohrey Recreation Center – 2366 Glenarm Ave, Dayton, OH 45420
  • Northwest Recreation Center – 1600 Princeton Dr, Dayton, OH 45406
  • Kettering Recreation Complex – 2900 Glengarry Dr, Kettering, OH 45420 (open normal business hours)
  • Miami Valley Harm Reduction Ohio is offering warm winter supplies to deliver to our unhoused community. You can contact 937-830-2139 and they state that they will make sure they get blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, tents and/or linkage to care. 

Greene County warming center locations are available to visit during normal business hours.

  • Beavercreek Senior Center – 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432
  • Fairborn Senior Center – 325 N. 3rd St, Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Yellow Springs Senior Center – 227 Xenia Ave, Yellow Spring, OH 45387
  • Beavercreek Community Library– 3618 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432
  • Cedarville Community Library – 20 South Miller St, Cedarville, OH 45314
  • Fairborn Community Library – 1 East Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Jamestown Community Library – 86 Seaman Dr, Jamestown, OH 45335
  • Winters-Bellbrook Community Library – 57 West Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH 45305
  • Xenia Community Library – 76 East Market St, Xenia, OH 45385
  • Yellow Springs Community Library – 415 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • John Byran Community Center – 100 Dayton St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • Fairborn Police Department Lobby – 70 W. Hebble Ave, Fairborn, OH 45324

Clark County warming shelters are listed below.

  • Springfield Soup Kitchen – 830 W. Main St, Springfield, OH
  • Nehemiah Foundation, contact Aaron Toy at or 510-932-7307
  • The Salvation Army – 14 S. Plum St, Springfield, OH
  • Sheltered Inc. offers emergency shelters and can be contacted at 937-521-1071 for intake.

Preble County warming centers are available during normal business hours. For night-time emergency shelter only, contact the HIT Foundation at 937-472-0500 ext. 422.

  • Preble County District Library, Camden Branch – 104 S. Main St, Camden, OH 45311
  • The Dover – 100 S. Lafayette St, Camden, OH 45311
  • Eaton First Church of God – 601 E. Lexington Rd, Eaton, OH 45320
  • Eaton Community Church – 813 Camden Rd, Eaton, OH 45320
  • Preble County Council on Aging – 800 E. St. Clair St, Eaton, OH 45320
  • Preble County District Library, Eaton Branch – 301 N. Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320
  • Preble County Library Office & Resource Center – 450 S. Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320
  • Preble County District Library, Eldorado Branch – 150 N. Barron St, Eldorado, OH 45321
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles – 15 W. Franklin St, Gratis, OH 45330
  • Brown Memorial Public Library – 101 S. Commerce St, Lewisburg, OH 45338
  • Preble County District Library, New Paris Branch – 115 N. Washington St, New Paris, OH 45347
  • Preble County District Library, W. Alexandria Branch – 16 N. Main St, West Alexandria, OH 45381
  • Preble County District Library, W. Elkton Branch – 135 N. Main St, West Elkton, OH 45070
  • Preble County District Library, W. Manchester Branch – 212 S. High St, West Manchester, OH 45382

Shelby County offers a safe and warm place to sleep at the Mercy Mission House located at 950 Childrens Home Rd. Sidney, OH 45365.

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