Extreme Cold and Wind Chill Safety:
The National Weather Service anticipates frost bite may occur in less than five minutes on bare skin Friday night and Saturday morning.

  • Whenever possible remain inside.
  • If outside, wear loose-fitting layers, hats, mittens, mouth coverings, and water repellant outerwear.
  • Keep domestic animals inside. Do not leave pets outside and limit their time outside to 5 minutes; protect their feet if you can. Domestic animals are not meant for these temperatures.
  • Heat your home safely. Be sure to double check fuel levels in advance of inclement weather.
  • Residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors to ensure they are warm and safe. The public should not hesitate to call for support in case of emergency.

Here is a link to the MEMA page with the statewide list of area warming centers to access if you need to contact the one closest to you: Mass Care | Maine Emergency Management Agency

Below is a list of shelters and warming centers in case you or someone you know needs a place to go this weekend. This list was compiled by community members and organizations, and we will keep it updated as more information gets released. We will continue to post updates as we learn more.


Warming centers:
  • Millinocket Memorial Library: 2/3, 10am-9pm and 2/4 8am-9pm
  • East Millinocket Public Library: 2/3 1-9pm and 2/4 1-9pm
  • Veterans Memorial Library: 2/4 9am-5pm
Overnight warming shelters:
  • Pir2Peer Recovery Center 2/3 and 2/4
  • Breaking the Cycle recovery house 2/3 and 2/4
  • Faith Baptist Church 2/3 and 2/4
  • Stearns High School (if the power goes out or the state declares a disaster)


  • Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
    263 Main Street, 947-0092, Hours: 6pm-7am;
  • Church Warming Center
    126 Union Street, 989-5401, Hours: Friday 8am 6am;
  • Mansion Church Warming Center
    96 Center Street, 249-9154;
  • Shaw House
    136 Union Street, 941-2874 ext. 3, Hours: 24/7; Open to anyone under 21;
  • The Well (formerly Jericho Road)
    146 Center Street, 990-1711; Hours: 7am – 6pm;
  • Hope House
    179 Corporate Drive, 217-6713 ext. 1; Hours: 24/7;
  • Bangor Area Recovery Network
    142 Center Street, BREWER, 561- 4444; Hours: Friday 6pm — Saturday evening; this warming center organized by BARN and Health Equity Alliance
  • Together Place
    2 Second Street, 941-2897; Hours: Friday 8am — 4pm, Saturday 6am — 5pm;
  • Unitarian Universalist Church/Needlepoint Sanctuary
    120 Park Street, 505- 1510; Hours: Thursday 6pm — Sunday;
  • Bangor Public Library
    145 Harlow Street; Hours: Friday loam — 8pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm; 947-8336
  • Health Equity Alliance
    304 Hancock Street Suite 3B; Hours: Friday — 5pm


  • The Inspire Recovery Center
    24 Church Street: 7am – 7pm



We are here to support you if you need support finding warmth or ways to keep warm during this freezing cold weekend. Please reach out to our April Tomah, our Housing Navigator at

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