LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County will be opening the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter in LaBelle tonight (March 15) at 6:00 pm at the United Way House, located at 133 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle.
The shelter will be open until 7:00 am Thursday, however if there are no guests in place by midnight, 12:00am, the shelter will close and volunteers will be sent home.
The forecasted temperatures in Clewiston are not expected to trigger the temperature/wind chill threshold needed to activate a shelter.
The shelter is being staffed by local Hendry County Emergency Management volunteers and the America Red Cross.
“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 Brian Newhouse, Hendry County Emergency Management Director.