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Temperatures will dip into the 30s tonight—here are preparedness tips from the mayor’s office

The city’s ‘freeze plan’ for homeless residents is in effect.

New Orleanians are getting a taste of wintry weather this week. In parts of south Louisiana, temperatures will dip below freezing, according to the National Weather Service.

In New Orleans, where the projected low is 38 degrees (with a “feels like” low of 29, thanks to wind chill), officials have activated a citywide freeze plan. Homeless residents may shelter at the following locations:

  • Low Barrier Shelter (1530 Gravier Street) will accept adult residents beginning at 8 p.m.
  • The Salvation Army (4530 S. Claiborne Avenue) will accept men and women beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Ozanam Inn (843 Camp Street) will accept men beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Covenant House (611 North Rampart Street) will accept adult residents between the ages of 16 to 21, their dependent children, and any women with dependent minor children. Open 24/7.
  • New Orleans Mission (1130 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard) will accept men and women beginning at 4 p.m.

Everyone else is advised to hunker down, bring pets and plants inside, and check on elderly or ill neighbors. Call 504-821-2222 if you know someone who needs a shelter. City officials advise residents to carry a cell phone and wear layers (see example below) if they venture outside. More preparedness tips are available here.

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