Early Monday morning, The American Red Cross of Alaska was contacted by the Mat-Su Borough to open and staff two warming shelters in Wasilla and Palmer to help those without power stay warm.
The warming center locations are:
Menard Sports Center
1001 S Clapp St
Wasilla, AK 99654
Palmer Junior Middle School
1159 S Chugach St
Palmer, AK 99645
These centers are a great place for the community to get warm, enjoy a hot beverage or snack, and charge their electronic devices to stay in contact with friends and family. We do advise community members to follow all travel restrictions in place by the Mat-Su Borough and local law enforcement. These shelters will be open for those that need a warm place to sleep. Over the next 24-hours, The Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation and work with our partners and borough administration in the event that a sustained 24-hour shelter is needed beyond Monday evening.
Any media wishing to enter the centers and speak to clients or media with questions regarding any Red Cross operations should contact Taylar Sausen (907-406-0962).
Red Cross Shelter Question Hotline for the general public: 907-232-3268
During a power outage, it is important to remember several safety items.