Cold Weather Safety
Maine’s temperatures will drop to extremely dangerously low levels overnight Thursday and continue through Saturday and Saturday night. Strong winds will add to the problem. Frostbite, hypothermia, and death are possible. People should seek shelter indoors.
For a list of warming shelters in all counties, visit the MEMA site: https://www.maine.gov/mema/response-recovery/mass-care.
Unfortunately, many warming shelters are only open during the day. Community groups all around the state are working to supplement what cities and towns are providing. A few of the many community groups engaged in this work are: Bangor Area Recovery Alliance; First Parish Church; Freedom House; Health Equity Alliance; Healthy Acadia; Maine Needs; Recover 2gether; Seeds of Hope.
Amjambo is posting information on our Facebook page about warming centers as information comes in. Some community members and groups are also collecting and distributing blankets, sleeping bags, hand and toe warmers, boots, mittens and gloves, propane heaters, gift cards to buy propane.