Broward County Issues Cold-Weather Advisory for March 1 - 4

The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the low to-mid 40's in Broward metro areas overnight on Friday, March 1; overnight on Saturday, March 2; and overnight on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Because of this forecast, Broward County has declared a multi-night Cold-Weather Emergency from: 6:30 P.M. Friday, March 1, 2013 until 7:00 A.M. Saturday, March 2, 2013; from 6:30 P.M. Saturday March 2, 2013 until 7:00 A.M. Sunday, March 3, 2103; and from 6:30 P.M. Sunday, March 3, 2013 until 7:00 A.M. Monday, March 4, 2013.

Persons experiencing Homelessness are advised to report to the following Pickup and/or Shelter locations (map attached), no later than 6:30 P.M. on Friday; Saturday; and Sunday nights for transportation or access to special cold night shelters:

City of Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)
(Pickup Only)

City of Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 W. Broward Blvd.
(Shelter and Pickup)

City of Hollywood
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott Street

See a map of the cold-weather shelters

However, if the weather forecast changes to predict warmer or colder conditions, cold weather emergency shelter nights may be cancelled or extended. If there are changes to this declaration, they will be issued no later than 1:00 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 R. Wright, MPA
Administrator, Homeless Initiative Partnership Administration
Office: (954) 357-6167; Cell (954) 802-4512; Fax (954) 357-5521

Or the call the Homeless Helpline at (954) 954-563-4357 (HELP) or toll-free 1-888-537-0211.

Please notify homeless persons in your area of this advisement.

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