DATE: January 15, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Wright, Manager
Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership
PHONE: 954-357-6167 or 954-802-4512
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, particularly wind chill, in the low- to mid-40s in the Broward metro areas from tonight until Saturday morning.
Therefore, Broward County has declared a multi-night Cold Weather Emergency from:
• 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 until 8:00 A.M. Thursday, January 16, 2014;
• 6:30 P.M. Thursday, January 16, 2014 until 8:00 A.M. Friday, January 17, 2014; and
• 6:30 P.M. Friday, January 17, 2014 until 7:00 A.M. Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Homeless persons are advised to report to the following locations no later than 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for transportation or access to special cold night shelters:
• Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)
• Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 West Broward Blvd.
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott St. (Shelter Location)
However, if the weather forecast changes to predict warmer or colder conditions, cold weather emergency shelter nights may be canceled or extended. If there are any changes to this declaration, they will be issued no later than 1 p.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, Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership Administration, 954-357-6167 or 954-802-4512 (cell).
A map of the cold weather shelters is attached, below.