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Cold night shelters opening in South Florida

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-20 15:51:36-05

Cold temperatures are prompting shelters to open on Sunday, January 20, 2018.

The American Red Cross, in partnership with Martin County, will open a cold night shelter on Sunday, January 20 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to be at or above 40 degrees with wind chill values dipping into the mid to upper 30s.

"We want to offer individuals and families a warm, safe place to spend the night," said Michele Jones, Emergency Management Director, Martin County Fire Rescue.

In Indian River County, The Source, a Christian outreach ministry for the homeless, will serve as a cold temperature shelter.

It is located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach. Guests should plan to arrive between 8pm and 10pm. No arrivals after 10 p.m. will be admitted. A hot meal will be provided.

For more information call 717-435-2312.