WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Freezing Cold Prompts Shelters To Open Across Central Florida

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning and wind chill advisories for Central Florida from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The advisory is for Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. (Source: National Weather Service)

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

The freezing cold is prompting shelters to open up around Central Florida tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning and wind chill advisory for Central Florida from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The advisory is for Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Orange County is not opening general population shelters, but the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida on Central Boulevard will not turn away anyone tonight. The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida and the HOPE Team are reaching out to the homeless population to let them know of additional shelter capacity.

Seminole County is opening libraries during the daytime for shelter, and Rescue Outreach Mission in Sanford is open overnight.

Brevard County is opening three shelters in Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne. The National Weather Service is also warning of a coastal flood watch on the Space Coast.

Both Volusia and Osceola counties don’t have government-owned homeless shelters, but area churches are opening their doors tonight. WFTV reports that two churches in Volusia County will be open as shelters: St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand and First United Methodist Church in Bunnell. People can meet at North Street Facility to get transportation to the churches.

Additionally, Volusia County is keeping beaches closed to due to debris in the water and bad rip currents Wednesday and will assess the conditions the rest of the week.

Public safety officials also caution about using space heaters, warning people to not plug them into extension cords and give at least three feet of space between space heaters and furniture.

 

 


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Abe Aboraya

About Abe Aboraya

Health Reporter

Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe ... Read Full Bio »

TOP