Warming centers available during cold weather

Tiffin expected to get winds as low as -39 degrees

TIFFIN, OHIO – January 29, 2019 – Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz has announced that due to the extremely cold temperatures, some local organizations are offering their services as warming centers during their working hours. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for Wednesday is temperatures of -4 degrees with wind chill values as low as -39 degrees. The wind is supposed to decrease Thursday for a high of 3 degrees.

The locations are Allen Eiry Center, 28 Hopewell Ave., open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Tiffin Community YMCA, 180 Summit St., open 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. These locations are subject to closure in the event of a weather emergency or due to the cold.

Montz thanked Pat DeMonte, executive director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way, in helping to coordinate the efforts of these organizations to provide warming centers. “We appreciate that these groups have come together to help those who are in need during these extreme weather situations,” he said.

For loss of heating help after hours of operation, contact the Tiffin Police Department at (419) 447-2323 or Tiffin Fire and Rescue Division at (419) 448-5444.