The American Red Cross has opened a “Warming Center” in Effingham at the Effingham Performance Center at 1325 Outer Belt West. Residents without power and those stranded by the storm are encouraged to come to the Warming Center for assistance.
A Warming Center has also been opened at the First Presbyterian Church at 10 Charleston Avenue in Mattoon.
The Neoga Municipal (City) Building has also been opened up as a warming center. If anyone has any medical issues or questions in the Neoga area they can call Brenda Evans at 217-895-3237.