The city of Cheyenne prepares for a cold snap this week
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With a cold snap coming later this week, we spoke to officials about what they are doing to prepare for the weather ahead.
First responders are gearing up for the cold weather.
The Laramie County Sheriff’s office is ensuring deputies are prepared to help others.
They’ll be patrolling streets for the homeless to get them into shelters and out of the weather.
“During the weather conditions like this, we frequently drive the roads just again looking for pedestrians or for people who shouldn’t be out in this cold weather just to be sure we can be of assistance and help them get to a shelter or church or other warm places where they can ride out the storm,” said Capt. Kevin James.
Officials also recommend limiting travel and having emergency supplies in your vehicles.
The Comea Shelter staff will be all hands on deck his week.
The men’s 48 beds and the women’s 12 will be open, and staff will open additional 20-floor mats and blankets for the overflow throughout the living room and open spaces.
Cm;-”During weather events like this, it’s really hard... Because w have in the past lost people. We had people two years ago we had somebody freeze in front of a church, and that is the hardest call to get.” Countnay McCool, Case Workers at Comea Shelter.
Comea’s “Circle the City” van will be doing outreach, and city buses will bring folks in, with only two case workers taking on the influx in the shelter.
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter says animal lovers need to limit their animals’ exposure by bringing them inside or to sheltered areas.
“Making sure that they have all their proper bedding, feeding them a little bit more. Doing things just in case you can’t get to them right away. Just ensuring that they are kept inside in a warm place with plenty of warm bedding, and just trying to limit exposure to this wonderful Wyoming wind that’s headed our way,” said Niki Harrison, Director of Annual Campaign and Branding Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
The sheriff recommends plugging in your cars and filling up your tanks to help cars turn over, and the Comea shelter is asking for donations of coffee and additional funds to pay for the increase in heating bills.
Copyright 2022 KGWN. All rights reserved.