Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cold Weather Shelter Opens In County

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County announced today that Cold Weather Emergency Shelters will be open tonight (February 19) at 6:00 pm at the United Way House, located at 133 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, and at the Clewiston Youth Center, located at 110 W. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston.

Temperatures are expected near freezing tonight with wind chill factors below freezing.

The shelters will be open until 7:00 am Friday. If there are none seeking shelter by 10:00 pm, the facilities will close and the volunteers will be allowed to go home. The shelters are being staffed by American Red Cross and local volunteers.

The shelters are open to anyone who needs a warm place to stay, including those without adequate heat in their homes. Please urge anyone considering seeking shelter to be in place prior to 10:00 pm.

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