Cold-weather shelters set to open in Broward as temperatures drop

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - With temperatures expected to dip into the 40s Tuesday night, Broward County officials have declared a one-day cold-weather emergency, providing additional services for homeless people.

A strong cold front is bringing cooler weather to South Florida Tuesday and Wednesday. Parts of Broward County could see a low temperature of 49 degrees Tuesday. Pompano Beach has seen the temperature drop about 20 degrees since Monday. The wind chill could make it feel cooler.

Miami-Dade County will see temperatures in the low 50s.

The county has set up three sites where homeless people can gather to secure a bed in a cold-weather shelter. Homeless people should arrive at these sites no later than 6:30 p.m. Tuesday:

  • Pompano Beach: Pompano Beach City Hall, 100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (pickup location only)
  • Fort Lauderdale: The Salvation Army, 1445 W. Broward Blvd. (shelter and pickup location)
  • Hollywood: Broward Outreach Center, 2056 Scott St. (shelter location only)

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