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Mar. 4 Freeze Activation Updates

Mar 05
1:48 PM
Mar. 4 Freeze Activation

City of New Orleans to Activate Freeze Plan Again Overnight Tuesday, March 5

The City of New Orleans will again activate the Citywide Freeze Plan in anticipation of cold weather overnight Tuesday, March 5, 2019. 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, triggering the activation of the freeze plan. The coldest period is expected to be in the early morning hours Wednesday, March 6, with “feels like” temperatures as low as 30 degrees.

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.
  • 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.

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