Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shelters Open For Freezing Florida Nights

Hendry County Cold Weather Emergency Shelters Open Tonight
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County will be opening Cold Weather Emergency Shelters tonight (January 16th) at 6:00 pm at the Clewiston Youth Center, located at 110 Osceola Avenue in Clewiston; and the United Way House, located at 133 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle. 

The shelters will be open until 7:00 am Friday. Friday night temperatures are not expected to trigger the temperature/wind chill threshold.

The Cold Weather Emergency Shelters will again be opened on Saturday (January 18th) at 6:00 pm until 7:00 am on Sunday, January 19th. The shelters are being staffed by the American Red Cross in cooperation with Hendry County Emergency Management and local volunteers.

"It is our responsibility as a community to reach out to those in need. The shelters are open to anyone who needs a warm place to stay, including those without adequate heat in their homes," said Janet Papinaw, Hendry public information officer.

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