The National Weather Service is urging residents to take necessary protective actions for crops and sensitive vegetation. Under a freeze watch, sub-freezing temperatures are possible. Be sure to bring your pets inside.
Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open Tuesday night (November 27) for the homeless and for those who live in homes without adequate heat. Pets are welcome at the Jackson Springs shelter location. Scroll down for a list of Hernando County and Hillsborough County cold weather shelters.
Hillsborough County partners with the following organizations to provide cold weather shelters:
Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., in Tampa
Location available at 6 p.m. for adults
Phone: (813) 253-5388
Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road 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 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
People who need transportation to one of the shelters can call the Sunshine Line between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A limited number 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.
All cold weather shelters are also accepting donations, such as hats, gloves, scarves, socks, blankets, disinfectant wipes and spray, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, disposable cups, coffee, creamer, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils, and sugar.