Broward declares cold weather emergency as temps drop to upper 40s

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County officials have declared a cold weather emergency as the temperatures dropped to the upper 40s.

As a result, county officials issued a cold weather emergency from 6 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

Officials have established cold night shelters for homeless individuals at the following locations:

  • Pompano Beach
    Northeast Transit Center
    Corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dixie Highway
    (Pickup Location Only)
  • Fort Lauderdale
    The Salvation Army
    1445 West Broward Boulevard
    (Shelter and Pickup Location)

Those who are homeless are advised to go to the pickup and shelter locations no later than 6 p.m. Thursday for transportation or access to the shelters. Officials are also asking the public to notify homeless persons in their area.

Officials said if the weather forecast changes, shelters may be extended or canceled. For more information, call the Broward County Homeless Hotline at 954-563-4357 (HELP).

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