Oak Forest residents needing help and a warm place during winter's coming blast of bitter cold have nearby options.
A cold snap bringing with it wind chills of -15 to -25 degrees could endanger residents who haven't taken proper precaution, warns theNational Weather Service. The city is doing its part in keeping residents safe.
Oak Forest residents in need of shelter can visit one of two Bremen Township warming centers, located at 15350 S. Oak Park (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), or 16361 S. Kedzie Parkway (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Residents are encouraged to call ahead to be certain centers are open.
The National Weather Service cautions residents to dress properly for the weather, including coats, hats and gloves. The extreme wind chills could result in hypothermia or frostbite if proper precautions are not taken.
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