Cold weather emergency declared for Broward; shelters open
The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the high 30s to mid-40s for Sunday, December 12, through Tuesday morning, December 14, for Broward County.
As a result of this forecast, Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency for Sunday night, from 6:30 p.m. ending at 7 a.m. Monday morning; and Monday night, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Homeless persons are advised to report to the following locations, no later than 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday evenings for transportation to special cold night shelters:
• Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)
• Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 W. Broward Blvd.
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott St.
If the weather forecast changes to predict warmer conditions, cold weather emergency shelter nights may be cancelled. If there are any changes to this declaration, they will be issued no later than 10 a.m. on the date of the event.
If you have any questions or need additional information on the plan for your area, contact Michael Wright, Administrator, Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership Division, or cell).
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