Broward County has declared a cold weather emergency for Sunday night through Monday morning, officials say.
As temperatures are expected to dip into the low 40s, and perhaps even high 30s, the cold weather emergency will be from 6:30 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Monday, according to Rebecca McGuire, Broward County’s human services administrator.
Those who are homeless are advised to report to the following pickup and/or shelter locations by no later than 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night for transportation or access to special cold-night shelters:
▪ City of Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd (SE Corner)
(Pickup Location Only)
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▪ 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)
The Miami Rescue Mission is also expected to take in the homeless, the organization said. Here are the locations where those in need can receive a meal, change of clothes, bed for the night and other free services.
▪ Miami Rescue Missiom
2020 NW 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33127
▪ Broward Outreach Center Pompano
1700 Blount Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Each downturn in temperature highlights the need and importance of blankets, jackets and other winter apparel. To donate winter wear or blankets, call the Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers at (305) 571-2245 or (800) 817-4673. Items can also be dropped at any center.
If the weather forecasts change, cold weather emergency shelter nights may be cancelled or extended.
“Please notify homeless persons in your area of this advisement,” McGuire said.