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Cold weather shelters open in the Tampa Bay area due to near-freezing temperatures

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 11:43:49-05

Some Tampa Bay area counties are opening up cold weather shelters due to near-freezing temperatures.

The shelters opened Monday night for the homeless and those who live in homes without adequate heat.

Tuesday night may bring some of the coldest temperatures since January 2018.

Seven-Day Forecast in the Tampa Bay area

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for Citrus and Hernando counties through 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. All other counties in the Tampa Bay area, except for Highlands County and coastal areas, are under a Freeze Watch.

Here is a list of the cold weather shelters active for each county:

HILLSBOROUGH

Hyde Park United Methodist Church
500 W. Platt St. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 347-8333

Amazing Love Ministries
3304 E. Columbus Dr. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults

Tampa Bay Mission of Hope
6321 U.S. 301 S. in Riverview
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 716-3996

Jackson Springs Recreation Center
8620 Jackson Springs Rd. in Town 'N Country
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults and their pets
Phone: (813) 554-5004

Wimauma Senior Center
5714 North St. in Wimauma
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 671-7672

Metropolitan Ministries
2106 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
This location is where families go for motel vouchers before 5 p.m.
After-hours phone: (813) 209-1077

Salvation Army
1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa
Opens at 6 p.m. for adults
After hours phone: (813) 226-0055

PINELLAS

Northwest Presbyterian Church
6330 54th Ave. N in St. Petersburg
Phone: (727)-544-4551

The Turning Point
1810 5th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 823-7811

Salvation Army
1400 4th Street S. in St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 822-4954

Trinity Lutheran Church
401 5th Street N. in St. Petersburg
Phone: (727) 822-3307

Boy and Girls Club of the Suncoast
7709 61st St. N. in Pinellas Park
Phone: (727) 547-5437

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
110 S. Ft. Harrison Ave. in Clearwater
Phone: (727) 446-3001

Boys and Girls Club
111 W. Lime Street in Tarpon Springs
Phone: (727) 937-6837

SARASOTA

Salvation Army
1400 10th St. in Sarasota

New Hope Community Church
5600 S. Biscayne Dr. in North Port

A limited quantity of pet supplies will be available at the pet-friendly shelter. All pets must be leashed, and pet owners are strongly encouraged to bring their own crates, food, blankets, and any medication for their pets.

Individuals, including pet owners, who need transportation to a cold weather shelter should call the Hillsborough County Sunshine Line to arrange a ride at (813) 272-7272 from 4 p.m. until capacity is reached or until 7 p.m., whichever occurs first. Officials recommend calling for a ride only if you are stranded in the cold weather, or live in a home without adequate heat and are physically unable to get to a shelter.