According to a press release from the City of Dubuque, due to the cold weather conditions expected, they have established daytime warming centers for Today, January 30th, through Friday, February 3rd.

A Man With Warm Clothing Feeling The Cold Inside House
Credit: LSOphoto

Warming centers are at the following locations: 

  • Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St.
    Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave.
    Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Salvation Army, 1099 Iowa St.
    Monday - Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Dubuque Rescue Mission, 398 Main St.
    Open Daily

For evening and overnight assistance, residents can call the Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa’s (CSEI) Coordinated Entry Line at 833-587-8322.

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To protect your health when temperatures are extremely low and winds are high, dress in layers:

  1. Inner Layer: Wear fabrics that will hold more body heat and don’t absorb moisture. Wool, silk, or polypropylene will hold more body heat than cotton.
  2. Insulation Layer: An insulation layer will help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body. Natural fibers, like wool, goose down, or a fleece work best.
  3. Outer Layer: The outermost layer helps protect you from wind, rain, and snow. It should be tightly woven, and preferably water and wind resistant, to reduce loss of body heat.

Additional Tips:

  • Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body quickly.
  • Excessive sweating will cause your body to lose more heat, so remove extra layers of clothing whenever you feel too warm.
  • Avoid getting gasoline or alcohol on your skin while de-icing and fueling your car or using a snow blower. Getting these materials on your skin will cause your body to lose a lot more heat.
  • Do not ignore shivering—it’s an important first sign that your body is losing heat. Constant shivering is a sign that it is time to go inside.
  • If you have asthma, breathing in cold, dry air can trigger an asthma attack.

Finally, NEVER leave people or pets alone in a closed vehicle.

For additional excessive cold information and resources, visit

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