[United Way 211] Weather Alert 12-15-16
- Published on Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:07
**UNITED WAY 2-1-1 ALERT**
United Way 2-1-1 placed on alert due to Hazardous Weather Outlook
United Way of Rock River Valley has placed the United Way 2-1-1 information and referral line on alert in response to the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by National Weather Service for Winnebago and Ogle counties. Bitterly cold temperatures with significant wind chill conditions and potential snow accumulation are expected for the surrounding area starting today thru Wednesday, December 21.
United Way 2-1-1 operators are ready to respond to incoming calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week on winter weather emergency information. Residents in Winnebago and Ogle counties are urged to dial 2-1-1 or text COLD to 51555 for information on warming centers and emergency shelters.
United Way reminds everyone to take precautions against exposure to cold weather and using various heat sources like space heaters. Be sure to check on neighbors, especially the elderly.
United Way 2-1-1 is working with United Way of Lee County, United Way of Ogle County and United Way of Rock River Valley, as well as local government agencies and human services organizations to provide the public a source for any cold weather related information.