To combat the probable winter storm and extremely low temperatures, the Sunflower County Ministerial Alliance Counseling Service is setting up a temporary shelter for those who will need to get in out of the cold.
The Indianola Scout Hut on Main Street is being made available for persons needing a warm place to stay over the next few days.
Anyone aware of someone in need of shelter can either bring them by the Scout Hut or contact the Indianola Police Department to arrange transportation.
Alderman Marvin Elder said on Sunday that Interim Police Chief Earnest Gilson has been contacted and the PD will coordinate getting people to the shelter.
Elder also said someone will be there to oversee the operation and help maintain the safety of the individuals.
Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal told The E-T that the Ministerial Alliance and the city hope to have the shelter open at least until Thursday.
“If there is anyone that is aware of someone in the situation of not have a place to stay that is warm, please have them take them to the Scout Hut,” he said.
Elder said the city and the counseling service have been working in concert to make provisions to temporarily house the city's endangered citizens and the shelter should be ready to start accepting people as of 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Call Rev. Phillip McGee at 662-207-8470 or Alderman Marvin Elder at 662-931-1274 for additional information.