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1/4/2018 - AA Co: Warming Centers Thru MONDAY - Click here to print this information

AA County: Update of Warming Center Hours Due to Weather as of Thursday Morning, 01-04-2018

Anne Arundel County will continue the operation of warming centers today, January 4, 2018 until Monday, January 8, 2018, in response to extremely cold forecast temperatures. The National Weather Service has forecasted wind chill temperatures to range from -9 to 14 degrees. Warming centers will continue to be open until 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018. The following locations will be available to provide warming relief:

Anne Arundel County Public Libraries will be designated as warming centers from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on January 4, 2018 and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on January 5, and 6, 2018.

Annapolis Regional Library: 1410 West Street, Annapolis
Broadneck Community Library: 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis
Brooklyn Park Community Library: 1 East 11th Avenue, Baltimore
Crofton Community Library: 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
Deale Community Library: 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library: 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
Edgewater Community Library: 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater
Glen Burnie Regional Library: 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
Linthicum Community Library: 400 Shipley Road, Linthicum
Maryland City at Russett Community Library: 3501 Russett Common, Laurel
Mountain Road Community Library: 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena
Odenton Regional Library: 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
Riviera Beach Community Library: 1130 Duvall Highway, Pasadena
Severn Community Library: 2624 Annapolis Road, Severn
Severna Park Community Library: 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park


On Sunday, January 7, 2018 the following libraries will be designated as warming centers from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crofton Community Library: 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
Annapolis Regional Library: 1410 West Street, Annapolis
Glen Burnie Regional Library: 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
Maryland City at Russett Community Library: 3501 Russett Common, Laurel
Odenton Regional Library: 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
Severna Park Community Library: 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will be closed today and designate the following Senior Centers as warming centers from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, and January 8, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to provide warming relief to vulnerable populations.

Annapolis Senior Center: 119 South Villa Avenue, Annapolis
Arnold Senior Center: 44 Church Rd, Arnold
Brooklyn Park Senior Center: 202 Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park
O'Malley Senior Center: 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton
Pasadena Senior Center: 4103 Mountain Road, Pasadena
Pascal Senior Center: 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie
South County Senior Center: 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

The Anne Arundel County Police will designate District Station Community Rooms at the following Precincts as warming centers are open until Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore
Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena
Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

Residents requiring transportation to any warming center should contact the Office of Transportation during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 410-222-0022.

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 9-1-1. Pets are not allowed in any warming centers.

Accommodations will be made for service animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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 properly handle it.

Advanced hypothermia (decreased core body temperature) can be accompanied by stiffness, excessive shivering, confusion, slurred speech, numbness or a weak pulse. Watch for changes in levels of consciousness and motor coordination, indicated by stumbles, mumbles, fumbles, and grumbles. Symptoms of frostbite (skin damage due to cold temperatures) include gradual numbness,
pale or purple skin, hard (wooden) skin, or tingling or burning in the impacted area. Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know may be suffering from hypothermia or frostbite.
Children, older adults, and people with poor circulatory systems are at particular risk for hypothermia or frostbite.

The Department of Health offers the following tips to help residents cope with winter conditions when outside:

Layer your clothing to have more flexibility and control over how warm you stay. Avoid cotton clothing for winter activities.
Prepare for the unexpected. Most hypothermia cases occur due to an unexpected change in the weather or temperature.
Wear a warm hat; up to 50 percent of body heat is lost through the head.
Avoid getting wet when the temperature dips.
Wear waterproof boots or shoes to keep your feet dry.
Drink plenty of water. Avoid nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol.

Residents should also be aware of the risks cold weather poses when inside homes and buildings. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department offers the following tips to help residents remain safe in their homes during cold conditions:
Store several days worth of non-perishable food and bottled water.
Keep several days worth of medications.
Keep fireplaces and wood-burning stoves clean.
Never leave space heaters on and unattended.
Ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are operating properly.
Check on older adults and neighbors and relatives with disabilities.


In accordance with 12-4-809. Severe weather emergencies and alerts, the County Executive has issued a Severe Weather Animal Alert. For more information please visit Anne Arundel County Animal Control's website at http://www.aacounty.org/departments/animal-control or visit their page on Facebook.

Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Christina Cornwell at (443) 679-8475 or by email to emcalp00@aacounty.org. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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