Tuesday, February 9, 2010

City Enacts Freeze Plan

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Yes, there’s going to be a parade today, but it’s going to be cold out there. The City of New Orleans is enacting its freeze plan this evening, so in the spirit of looking out for those less fortunate Who Dats who might need a warm place to stay tonight, remember the following locations.

Here’s the official press release from the Mayor’s Office:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       February 9, 2010

CITY ENACTS FREEZE PLAN

The weather forecast indicates the temperature or wind chill factor in the City of New Orleans is expected to reach 38 degrees or below during the next 72-hour period.  All citizens should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather.  Exposure to temperatures near freezing, combined with strong winds, for an extended period of time can cause serious medical problems. Tuesday through Thursday night's weather conditions require all individuals to seek shelter.  The City's Freeze Plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless citizens.

Persons needing shelter will be accepted at the following locations under the following conditions:

· The Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp Street - Will accept males only beginning at 7:00 p.m.

· The Covenant House, 611 N. Rampart St - will accept males and females, between the ages 16-21, and families starting at 9 p.m.

· The New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oreatha C. Haley Blvd., - Males and females, starting at 7:00 p.m.

· The Salvation Army, 4500 South Claiborne Ave. - Male or females, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  And finally,

· The Bridge House, 1160 Camp St - Will accept males or females that may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol beginning at 10:00 p.m.

All shelters will be opened free of charge to persons seeking shelter during this period of inclement weather.

Stay tuned for further announcements.

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