MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Shelters have opened up in South Florida as temperatures are expected to dip into the low 40s and feel like the 30s thanks to wind chill.
Thursday will be just
Chapman Partnership Homeless Centers and Miami Rescue Mission are ready to accept dozens more homeless people trying to stay warm.
For those interested, the following shelters are open:
- Chapman North Campus: 1550 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136
- Miami Rescue Mission – 2020 NW 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33127
- Chapman Homestead Campus: 28205 SW 124th Ct, Homestead, FL 33033
The homeless community in Broward also has a number of shelters open.
Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood and Pompano Beach are accepting more homeless people.
- Broward Outreach Center Hollywood – 2056 Scott Street Hollywood, FL 33020
- Broward Outreach Center Pompano – 1700 Blount Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069
The county has also opened shelters. Those interested can report to the following pick up and county shelter locations no later than 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
City of Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd (SE Corner)
(Pickup Location Only)
City of Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 West Broward Blvd
(Shelter and Pickup Location)
City of Hollywood
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott Street
(Shelter Location Only)
Please, let homeless people in your area know about the shelters so they too have a warm place to stay.
Just a day before, Broward County officials issued a 3-day weather emergency advisory after the National Weather Service updated their forecasted low temps to the mid to low 40s.
At this point, the emergency advisory lasts until Saturday morning specifically, the following dates and times:
- 6:30PM Thursday, January 4th – 9AM Friday, January 5th
- 6:30PM Friday, January 5th – 7AM Saturday, January 6th
If the weather forecast changes to predict warmer or cooler conditions, weather emergency hours may be extended or canceled.
For more information on the Broward homeless shelters, call (954) 563-4357.