Due to increasing temperatures and a decrease in use, Mayor Dave Bronson closed the Aviator Hotel and the Golden Lion Hotels as warming facilities, starting at 8 am on Sunday.
“Under the emergency declaration that went into effect on January 26, 2024, warming facilities were established at three locations across Anchorage. Capacity for the warming facilities was set at 30 people at each location. At the peak of operations, The Golden Lion served 23 people in a 24-hour period, Aviator Hotel served 32 people in a 24-hour period, and CWS served 68 people in a 24-hour period,” the mayor wrote.
The emergency declaration is still in effect and the warming area at the cold weather shelter at the former Solid Waste Services building will remain open for the duration of the emergency.
The temperature in Anchorage a this writing is 12 degrees Fahrenheit, with a low of 4 degrees at night. It will warm up into the 20s this week, with lows in the teens.
“If you or someone you know is heat insecure or in need of community resources related to food pantry, shelter, rent assistance or other resources please call 211 or email [email protected].”