Emergency Scenarios

In the event of a local public emergency or major event, information and resources will be updated to this page whenever possible. Please also be sure to follow the relevant social media accounts for real-time updates and information:

Inclement Weather Plan:

In the event of a major power outage, extreme winds or threat of tornado or other dangerous weather activity, the City of Charlestown will open the Arts and Enrichment Center as an emergency shelter. The Arts and Enrichment Center is located at:
999 Water Street
Charlestown, IN 47111

Please watch our social media channels for updates or call 502-297-4390 to confirm the status of the city's emergency shelter.

Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana

When the weather gets below 35 degrees, the Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana opens its White Flag Shelter to keep the unsheltered warm and safe. The non profit also offers eviction protection, street outreach, and rapid rehousing. The White Flag Hotline number is 812-913-5278.