Sunday, February 07, 2016

Shelter Open For Cold Night Southwest Florida

LABELLE, FL. -- The temperatures in LaBelle are expected to fall to 40 degrees or below from 4:00 AM to between 8:00-9:00 AM Monday morning. In accordance with the Hendry County Emergency Management Cold Weather Shelter Plan, a cold weather shelter will be opened tonight at 6:00 PM in LaBelle at the United Way House located at 133 N. Bridge Street. 

A Volunteer Emergency Management Reservist will be manning the shelter. If no clients present requesting sheltering or other services by 11:00 PM, the shelter will be closed. This shelter is for any person or persons having inadequate heating or sheltering.

A shelter will not be open in Clewiston. The forecast shows temperatures in Clewiston to remain above the criteria established by county policy for opening shelters, largely due to lake effect warming. If the forecast is revised, the decision not to open will be revisited. Emergency Management Reservists are standing by to open and man the shelter if the need arises.

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