ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As temperatures plunge, some Tampa Bay counties are opening cold weather shelters for those in need.
10Weather meteorologists expect to see a drop below 40 degrees in some locations. Open cold weather shelters currently are accepting donations and some shelters also will allow pets..
Here is a list of cold weather shelters by county:
Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St., in Tampa
Location opens at 6:30 p.m. for adults
Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town 'N Country
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults and their pets
Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Metropolitan Ministries, 2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This location is where families can get motel vouchers
After hours phone: 813-209-1077
Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Location available for adults
After hours phone: 813-226-0055
*Families Only - call The United Way at 2-1-1
*Individuals - Joining Hands Mission / 727-215-8084
4204 Thys Road
New Port Richey
Low temperatures can create a dangerous situation for anyone who will be outside for long periods of time. Those looking for a warm place to stay tonight are encouraged to show up at any of the cold weather shelters listed above.
For more information, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe.
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