Severe Winter Weather Forecast for Macomb and Surrounding Area
City Announces Warming Centers Available
Due to the Severe Winter Wind Chill Advisory issued for Macomb by the National Weather Service (NWS), Mayor Michael Inman along with ESDA Director Edgar Rodriguez announced that the Community Room located on the first floor of City Hall; 232 E. Jackson Street will be open as a warming center for area residents beginning immediately. It will remain open to the public, during normal business hours, which are MONDAY through FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. City officials are also grateful to announce there are other facilities in the City that are available, to the Public, as warming centers, too. They are:
At Western Illinois University:
– University Union, 700 West Murray St.
Hours: 7 am – 11 pm, Monday-Friday
7 am – 12:30 am, Saturday
8 am – 10 pm, Sunday
– Corbin Hall (the Common areas on the Main Floor) 410 N. Western Ave.
– Olson Hall (the Common areas on the Main Floor) 400 N. Western Ave.
Macomb Public Library, 235 S. Lafayette St.
– Phone: (309) 833-2714
– Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9 am-6pm,
Macomb Salvation Army: 505 N. Randolph
– Phone: (309) 837-4825
– Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-12pm & 1 pm-3pm
YMCA of McDonough County: 400 East Calhoun St.
-Hours: Monday-Friday 5am-9pm, Saturday 6am-6pm, Sunday 12noon-6pm
Should anyone need emergency shelter, during a time outside the operating hours of the warming centers, please contact the McDonough County 9-1-1 Center for assistance.
Officials will monitor the weather forecast and should the need continue, consideration will be given to extending the Warming Centers through next weekend.
“Be sure to dress appropriately, stay hydrated and check on neighbors, children, the elderly, and pets during this extreme winter weather period,” stressed Inman.
As a reminder, the Go West bus transportation system will be running during these hours and can be used for those who may not have transportation.