Richland Center, WI: Due to the extreme cold forecasted for the next few days, the following Richland County warming centers have been identified by Richland County Public Health. The Richland County Courthouse will be the primary warming center and will have Conference Room 2 open for individuals during weekdays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Other options may include the Richland Center Community/Senior Center during its business hours, 8:00AM to 5:00PM daily.
Warming centers have also been opened in Viola. The Viola Public Library is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM and on Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 to 7:00PM. If needed, the library will also be open from 9:30AM to 12:30PM on Saturday. If the library needs to accessed, please call 627-1850 to ensure that the building is open. Options in Viola may also include the Village of Viola Office open from 8:30AM to 4:30PM daily. Before accessing the Viola Village Office please call 627-1831 to confirm its availability.
In Lone Rock, the Lone Rock Village Office will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM for those seeking relief from the cold.
Local officials will determine whether warming centers are safe to be open. Listen for updated announcements regarding whether a site is open.
Utilization of the sites will be monitored to identify if a need exists or if the weather warrants the continued need for such.
Visit the Richland County website at co.richland.wi.us. Select the Emergency Management and Resources tabs for more information on the location of warming center locations.