Broward Declares Cold Weather Emergency
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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – With temperatures forecast to take a chilly dip over the next couple of days, Broward County is taking action to help the homeless.
The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the low- to mid-40s in Broward metro areas overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As a result of the forecast, county officials have declared a Cold Weather Emergency from 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday and from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
Any homeless person wanting a warm place to sleep at night is urged to report to the following locations no later than 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday 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)
If the weather forecast changes to predict warmer or colder conditions, cold weather emergency shelter nights may be canceled or extended.