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Cold Weather Shelters Open Across the Region as Temperatures Expected to Drop Below Freezing

REGIONAL – The National Weather Service is predicting freezing temperatures overnight that could reach as far south as Pasco County.

Pasco County officials are opening cold weather shelters in two locations tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Joining Hands Mission, located 3333 US -19 N., Ste. 1 in Holiday for West Pasco, and those seeking shelter in East Pasco are asked to call Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills before 9:00 p.m. at 813.810.8670 or Restored Hope before 6:00 p.m. at 352-437-4815.

The Salvation Army is opening a cold weather shelter tonight in Citrus County that will be open between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The shelter is located at 712 S. School Avenue in Lecanto. Officials say the shelter could remain in operation throughout the week.

For Hernando County residents, Jericho Road Ministries has a men’s shelter located at 1090 Mondon Hill Road in Brooksville, and a Women’s Shelter located at 1163 Howell Ave, also in Brooksville.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower 30s after midnight tonight and could remain below freezing for up to 5 hours in some locations.

Damage to sensitive plants is likely and pets should be kept inside.

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  • GOOD NEWS! Just received a phone call, people in New Port Richey are tying coats, Hoodie to trees for the less fortunate ! Way to go Pasco County, there are caring people out there!!

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 2:25 pm
  • I see many here are willing to take in the homeless !!!!! How sweet of you all !!!

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 11:09 am
  • Because our sheriff’s and administration doesn’t give a crap took over 2 mouths to pick up the debris they are at meetings or driving around just a pay check we need to over haul the administration

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 10:08 pm
  • I can’t believe the churches and hurricane shelters don’t open their doors for the poor people. Please consider this. THANK YOU JERICHO ROAD! Remember this people when you drop off items you no longer need, go to Jericho , they help people. PAY IT FORWARD PEOPLE.

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 6:41 pm
  • Check the Pasco Gentlemen’s Club for Hernando Officials. Thanks Gentlemen for caring about the Homeless. Guess they don’t vote.

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 6:09 pm
  • How long does it take for people in hernando to catch on that this county doesn’t care??? Where is emergency operations head ?? Without Tom and Jericho Road communicating folks here could freeze to death and the so called “officials” could care less!!!

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 5:18 pm
    • How can you say hernando county doesnt care? Cold temperatures do not always equal “emergency”. It takes money and man power to open shelters. If local non profits are open and taking people in, then why do the shelters need to be open?

      Monday, 1 January 2018, 6:29 pm
    • Jericho Road Ministries is always open as a cold weather shelter. They just have to be put on standby to be ready for additional people if the weather drops below freezing. That process began last Thursday. Emergency Management works very hard at maintaining that relationship by providing donated food, water, clothing, blankets, cots, first aid kits, and training. Sometimes that partnership may not seem visible because we work behind the scenes and don’t look for praise and attention. Ask them and they will verify.

      Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 7:34 am
      • Rich, local officials need to declare on radio stations, etc. that info. Not all people have Facebook or social media connections to get the info. Why is it citrus and pasco can declare but hernando – in the middle of these two – doesn’t declare???? Think wind chill factors aren’t important???

        Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10:56 am
        • Well said Unbelievable , people that live in their cars, in the woods etc.don’t have Internet, THERE ARE CHILDREN OUT THERE JIMBO. If a person is hungry would you feed them, if thirsty would you give them water. Doubtful. There but for the grace of GOD GO ANYONE OF US. I guarantee you the illegals have food and shelter. As for emergency managment are you providing transportation to Brooksville for the homeless in Spring Hill Rich, since you do so much behind the scenes ?? Take a drive behind walmart on cortez and spread your love for fellow human beings.JIMBO I do my part, try it you might like it. It’s not a handout people it’s called compassion!

          Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 1:20 pm
          • Yes, we can arrange for rides if needed. Great suggestion about the woods behind Walmart. I’m just getting a chance to read your comment now but be assured that I have been in that camp six times in the last two days as well as most of the other camps and locations throughout the county giving out food, water, clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. We always welcome suggestions. Please call the EOC at 352-754-4083 to offer assistance.

            Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 8:10 pm
        • This was done on the radio and other media outlets as well.

          Thursday, 4 January 2018, 8:30 pm
  • Snow maybe??

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 5:10 pm
  • Hernando County… wake up!

    Monday, 1 January 2018, 4:40 pm

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