Freeze Plan, Urges Residents to Prepare for Cold Weather
ORLEANS — In anticipation of cold weather, the City of New Orleans
will activate the Citywide Freeze Plan overnight tonight to provide
shelter to homeless residents.
A cold front
moved into the New Orleans region yesterday, bringing the first significant
cold of the season. Temperatures will drop overnight and, factoring in
wind chill, will remain below the threshold of 35 degrees Fahrenheit long
enough to trigger the activation of the freeze plan. The National Weather
Service predicts the coldest period to be early Tuesday with "feels
like" temperatures in the low to mid 30s for several hours.
Shelter for the Homeless
plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless
residents. The public is asked to call the New Orleans Police Department
non-emergency number, 504-821-2222, to report someone in need of shelter.
Individuals needing shelter will be accepted, free of charge, at the
following locations under the following conditions:
Low Barrier Shelter, 1530 Gravier St.,
will accept adults beginning at 8 p.m. Monday
The Salvation Army, 4530 S. Claiborne
Ave., will accept adults beginning at 4 p.m. Monday
Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St., will
accept men beginning at 6 p.m. Monday for overnight shelter. The
courtyard with heaters is open 24/7 to anyone.
Covenant House, 611 N. Rampart St.,
will accept individuals age 22 and under, their dependent children,
and any women with dependent minor children. Open 24/7.
New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle
Haley Blvd., will accept adults beginning at 4 p.m. Monday.
Cold Weather Preparedness
and visitors are encouraged to take precautions to protect people and
pets during cold weather, using these tips:
inside in heat during extreme cold.
you have to go outside, wear layers, a hat & gloves and carry a
on neighbors, children, the elderly & chronically ill to make
sure they are okay.
FIRE SAFETY & PREPARE YOUR HOME
leave space heaters unattended.
use a stove or an oven to heat your home.
your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors to be sure they are