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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City activates freeze plan for homeless

December 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA—The weather forecast indicates the temperature or wind chill factor in New Orleans is expected to fall to 35 degrees or below overnight on Thursday, December 20, 2012 and Friday, December 21, 2012. All citizens should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather.

Exposure to temperatures near freezing, combined with strong winds, for an extended period of time can cause serious medical problems.  Weather conditions will require all individuals to seek shelter.  The City's Freeze Plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless citizens. 

Persons needing shelter will be accepted at the following locations under the following conditions:

  • The Salvation Army, 4530 South Claiborne Ave. – will accept males and females beginning at 4:00 p.m.
  • The Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp Street - will accept males only beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Covenant House, 611 N. Rampart St. - will accept males and females between the ages 16-21, their dependent children, and any female with dependent minor children beginning at 5:00 p.m. Mothers with small children may come anytime.
  • New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. – will only accept male or female adults beginning at 7:00 p.m.

All shelters will be opened free of charge to those seeking shelter during this period of inclement weather.

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Last updated: 12/20/2012 5:35:55 PM

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