City of Charlestown Winter Storm Emergency Information
In the event of a weather event creating a major power outage in the Charlestown area, the Arts and Enrichment Center at 999 Water Street will open as a generator-powered emergency shelter, with support from other local agencies.
Shelter capacity may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and for this reason the elderly, medically compromised, and those with babies and small children will be prioritized for admission if space limitations become a factor. We will make every effort to accommodate anyone in need of assistance or find an alternative location if necessary. Masks are required – please remember to bring one or be prepared to wear one provided by our staff upon entry.
Monitor the City of Charlestown’s Facebook page and Twitter account for real-time updates regarding winter storm shelter activation. For those without social media, you may also contact Mayor Hodges by phone or text at 502-297-4390 to check on the status of Charlestown's emergency shelter operations.
Stay safe and plan ahead – stock up ahead of the storm, refill any needed prescriptions or medical supplies, keep your devices charged, have flashlights, batteries and extra blankets ready, as well as extra food and water. Roads may become impassable and our area may experience power outages – do what you can before the storm to be prepared to weather these conditions. Winter Storm Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
Put a plan in place to check on your vulnerable family members and neighbors. If you are from out of town and have an elderly or medically compromised family member in the area you are concerned about or unable to reach, or if you are a Dialysis or Chemotherapy patient and your appointment has not been cancelled but you’re unable to get out, you are welcome to contact us – we’ll connect you with a ride or resource if at all possible. Please email Mayor@CityofCharlestown.com or call 502-297-4390 and we’ll do what we can to help.
COVID-19 Testing at the Charlestown Family Activities Park: If you have scheduled an appointment for testing at the Clark County Health Department’s mobile testing site located at the Charlestown Family Activities Park on Park Street, please check their social media feed the morning of your appointment for delays or cancellations. Updates regarding Clark County’s COVID-19 vaccination centers and any delays or closures can also be found here.
USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES:
Clark County Health Department
Clark County White Flag Shelter