(KCEN) -- Temple is opening warming centers for homeless or distressed people in the city as the temperatures are expected to drop to low levels.
The warming centers will be open tonight and the Temple Office of Emergency Management will adjust the operations based on the weather forecast.
Victory Ministries, located at 305 South 18th Street, will be open to men as a warming center.
Humble House, located at 613 South 7th Street, will be open as a warming center to men, women and children.
Non-profit agencies work with the city to open the centers. If those two centers reach capacity, additional resources will be available for those needing them.
Both centers will open at 5 p.m. today and will remain open until 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Temple Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Lonzo Wallace said, "The intent of providing warming centers in Temple is to bring people that would normally be out in the elements on an extremely cold evening indoors during the coldest hours of the night. Guests will be provided a warm area for refuge, water, blankets, toilet facilities, and limited hygiene items."
Information about the warming centers will be available by contacting 211. Information is also posted in public city facilities, the Temple Help Center, the Salvation Army and on the Local Government Access Channel.