Flash Flood Warning expires at 3:00 AM on 8/23, issued at 8:56 PM Allen, KY | Auxier, KY | Banner, KY | Beaver, KY

Overcrowding Prompts New Shelter to Open

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/24 11:32 pm

This cold weather is overcrowding emergency shelters in Fayette County so the Red Cross is opening another one.

Lexington shelters are packed, all over-capacity, with people trying to stay warm. 

The Red Cross is opening a new shelter on Georgetown Street at the Community Action Council’s West End Center to help people survive these bitter cold next few days.

“By helping our community and those who are out there in these rough temperatures that are just freezing and cold,” said

“So we want to make sure we help out the other emergency shelters who are at full-capacity to be able to help our brothers and sisters who are in situations right now where it’s down to just survival to be warm.”

The shelter opened Friday night and will stay open 24-hours until 7:30 Monday morning when workers will re-evaluate the cold and the need to keep it open longer.

Share
Most Popular
Investigation into Campbellsville University Power Lines Begins
Kentucky Utilities and several agencies are launching investigations into how and why Thursday's ALS challenge went horribly wrong at Campbellsville University. Video Video
UPDATE: New Details On Accident During Ice Bucket Challenge
A statement released by the Campbellsville Police Department detailed what went wrong during Thursday morning's "Cold Water Plunge" at Campbellsville University. Video Video
Man Accused Of Robbing Lexington Business And Shooting At Employees
Lexington Police released surveillance photos of a man accused of robbing the Super Mercado on Woodhill Drive Thursday night and shooting at employees. No one was injured.
Officer In The Right Place At The Right Time
An officer doing a routine check at Thorntons helped catch a strong-arm robbery suspect on Thursday. Video Video
KY Republicans & Democrats Call for Investigations Against Grimes & McConnell
On Friday, Kentucky's Republican and Democratic Parties called for investigations into perceived violations made by U.S. Senate candidates Alison Grimes and Mitch McConnell.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.