Red Cross opens up warming center in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - There was no class at Western Hills High School in Frankfort on Monday, but the building was still in use.

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The Red Cross opened up a warming center there to help people after a power outage. There was water, coffee, snacks and heat available for anyone in need.
The shelter remained empty on Monday and the Red Cross said they hadn't had any requests for assistance. They say that's a positive.

"It is a good thing. I spent a lot of effort in the last week or so reminding the community to be prepared, get prepared, have your supplies ready just in case we have this bad cold snap and hopefully everybody paid attention," says Paula Rutledge, Executive Director of the Franklin County Chapter.

The Red Cross will open the warming center at a 8 a.m. Tuesday. It will close at 12 p.m. if it is no longer needed.

Monday's power outage lasted about 30 minutes.



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