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.
Winter-like temperatures continues with highs in the 40s today and lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s tomorrow morning. A freeze warning is in effect for those areas expected to drop to or below freezeing. #BundleUp pic.twitter.com/A9ilMuLJj4— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) November 14, 2018
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.