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Broward County Issues Cold Weather Advisory for March 26-27
DATE: March 26, 2013
CONTACT: Michael Wright
Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership
PHONE: 954-357-6167 or 954-802-4512

The National Weather Service forecasts low temperatures, including wind chill, in the low- to mid-40s in Broward metro areas overnight on Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27.

As a result of this forecast, Broward County has declared a multinight Cold Weather Emergency from 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, and from 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, to 7 a.m. Thursday, March 28. (Note the time difference from Wednesday and Thursday mornings).

Homeless persons are advised 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.

• Hollywood
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.