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​SARASOTA COUNTY - With cold temperatures expected again for the region, Sarasota County has coordinated with the Salvation Army and faith-based partners to provide cold weather sheltering for those in need. The following shelters will be open Sunday:

North County
Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 Tenth St., Sarasota.
The Salvation Army's front porch opens at 4 p.m., with intake expected to begin at 6:30 p.m.; the front porch will re-open at 4:30 a.m. and remain open until 5 a.m., when the welcome center opens.
South County
Grace United Methodist Church, 400 East Field Ave., Venice, will open at 4:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the mid-50s with wind chill values as low as 36 early Sunday in the Sarasota County area, plus wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 41 degrees Sunday night, with winds as high as 20 mph.
The cold front has Sarasota County Emergency Management officials again reminding residents to be prepared and use caution both indoors and outside. 
 
"It is important that the community prepare for colder than usual conditions by taking precautions to protect their homes, families and pets," said Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane.
Pets should not be left outside during the cold weather. Citizens who need to be outside overnight or during the early morning hours are encouraged to dress in several warm layers and limit skin exposure to the wind. They should also use extreme caution with home heating devices, as the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning increase during very cold weather due to their improper use.
For more information visit the county's website at www.scgov.net, keyword "All Hazards."

For more information visit the county's website at  www.scgov.net, keyword "All Hazards."

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Created at 1/9/2017 8:13 AM by Sarasota County
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