NOLA Ready logo
The City of New Orleans

Jan. 23-24 Freeze Activation Updates

Jan 23
1:43 PM
Jan. 23-24 Freeze Activation

City of New Orleans to Activate Freeze Plan

The City of New Orleans will activate the Citywide Freeze Plan in anticipation of cold weather overnight Wednesday, Jan. 23 and overnight Thursday, Jan. 24. 

The National Weather Service predicts that temperatures, factoring in wind chill, will drop below the threshold of 35 degrees Fahrenheit for more than four hours each night, triggering the activation of the freeze plan. The coldest period will be in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 24 with “feels like” temperatures in the high 20s.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to take precautions for cold weather.

Shelter for the Homeless

The freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary overnight 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.
  • The Salvation Army, 4530 S. Claiborne Ave., will accept adults beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St., will accept men beginning at 4 p.m.
  • 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.

For more information on winter weather preparedness, visit