COLUMBIA, Mo - With Thursday possibly bringing the lowest temperatures yet, warming centers are open for anyone who needs them.
Low temperatures can have deadly effects if anyone is out in the elements for too long.
Frostbite only takes minutes to set in, and hypothermia comes quickly if a person is wet.
That is why Columbia offers multiple ways to stay safe during the winter months.
Here are the warming centers located in Columbia:
ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street - (573) 874-7700
Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street - (573) 874-7466
Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut - (573) 886-4305
Columbia/Boone County Health Department at 1005 West Worley - (573) 874-7488
Columbia Public Library at 100 West Broadway - (573)443-3161
Salvation Army at 1108 West Ash Street - (573) 442-3229
Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann - (573) 442-1984
St. Francis House at 901 Rangeline - (573) 875-4913
Keep in mind that warming centers are not open 24/7. However, shelters can offer a warm place overnight.