Update:4:00 p.m.MOUNT VERNON — Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley will remain open all night as a shelter.


Update: 1:40 p.m.MOUNT VERNON — Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley is currently open as a respite center for county residents who are feeling the chill of power outages.

Although not a full-blown shelter, the community center will provide a place where residents without power and heat can go to warm up, according to Brian Hess, Knox County Emergency Management Agency director.

At 4 p.m. today, the EMA, along with the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, will evaluate the power outage situation to determine if overnight accommodations should be offered.

The Red Cross Training Center, 300 N. Mulberry St., will open as a temporary shelter at 2 p.m. today. The shelter is scheduled to remain open until 7 p.m. If necessary, the training center will remain open as an overnight shelter.

Individuals in need of essential resources as a result of the winter storm can find assistance by calling the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 397-3333 or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 392-2222.

If additional shelters are open, the Mount Vernon News and www.mountvernonnews.com will provide information when it is released.


MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Emergency Management Agency has announced a shelter will be open today at 1 p.m. at Floral Valley Community Center in Apple Valley.

Although not a full-blown shelter, the community center will provide a place where residents without power and heat can go to warm up, according to Brian Hess, EMA director.

Individuals in need essential resources as a result of the winter storm can find assistance by calling the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 397-3333 or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 392-2222.

If additional shelters are open, the Mount Vernon News and www.mountvernonnews.com will provide information when it is released.

 

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5 Responses to “Shelters open in Apple Valley, Mount Vernon”

  1. Anonymous

    Where EXACTLY do you get that information from in the bible? Your own PERSONAL opinion? Self righteousness, I’m sure.

  2. Anonymous

    Im wondering if one will have to show a “Apple Valley Resident ID” to get into the Floral Valley shelter..ha ha ha

  3. Christine Laura Conley

    If people turn back to the Christian Roots which this country was founded on and acept the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is in charge these freak natural events would stop.