Broward declares county-wide cold weather emergency through Saturday

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward County officials have declared a multi-night cold weather emergency as a strong cold front pushes through South Florida.

Temperatures are projected to reach the low 40s overnight from Wednesday through Friday. It will get even colder in inland areas, with lows reaching the upper 30s.

As result, county officials declared a cold weather emergency from 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, to 9 a.m., Thursday, from 6:30 p.m., Thursday, to 9 a.m., Friday, and from 6:30 p.m., Friday, to 7 a.m., Saturday.

The county is urging the homeless to seek shelter indoors during these periods.

Cold night shelters for homeless individuals have been set up at the following locations:

Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach City Hall
100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)
(Pickup location to go to a shelter)

Fort Lauderdale
The Salvation Army
1445 West Broward Blvd.
(Shelter and Pickup Location)

Hollywood
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott St.
(Shelter location only)

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

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