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Cold weather shelters to open tonight in Pasco


Published:   |   Updated: January 6, 2014 at 04:08 PM

Two Pasco County cold weather shelters will open in New Port Richey and Hudson starting tonight.

Community Congressional Church, 6533 Circle Drive, New Port Richey, and The Holy Ground Shelter, 8835 Denton Ave., Hudson, will both open at 6 p.m.

Holy Ground Shelter is open to families, but Congressional Church is not.

Temperatures, which began descending this afternoon, are expected to dip into the 30s overnight and into Tuesday in Pasco County. The chill will remain into Wednesday, according to the Pasco County Office of Emergency Management.

Transportation to the cold shelters by Pasco County Transportation, or PCT, will be free. Buses traveling routes 14, 21 and 30 will provide that service.

When passengers board, the must tell the driver they are headed to a cold weather shelter.

Additionally, free cab service is being offered by Windmoor Healthcare to the different cold weather shelters in Pasco County by calling (727) 548-5733.

The United Way in conjunction with Metropolitan Ministries will provide hotel rooms as a cold weather shelter for families with children.

Families with children in need of a shelter Monday and Tuesday nights on the western portion of Pasco County should call Dan Campbell at (727) 385-4170.

Those in need of a shelter in the eastern portion of the county should call (813) 810-8670.

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