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EOC Alert 1 - Cold Weather

Post Date:01/09/2019 5:27 PM

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COLD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED OVERNIGHT

Following the passage of a cold front today, northerly winds will continue to bring much cooler and drier air into West Central and Southwest Florida through Thursday. Winds will remain between 10 and 15 mph near the coast and between 5 and 10 mph inland overnight, making it feel about 3 to 6 degrees colder.

Low wind chills are expected tonight from the upper 20s to lower 30s across the Nature Coast and mid-30s to lower 40s elsewhere.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the eastern Gulf of Mexico coastal waters tonight into Thursday morning.

STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER

  • Consider the needs of pets during this time.
  • Do not leave pets outside in the cold weather.
  • Cover or move plants that are sensitive to the cold temperatures.
  • Consider running pool pumps overnight during freezing temperatures to prevent damage.

Residents are encouraged to monitor to local media outlets or the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/tbw/  for current weather information. The EOC is not activated at this time.

COLD WEATHER SHELTER

Individuals that need to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries for assistance:

Men’s Shelter
1090 Mondon Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34605
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103

Women’s Shelter ‘Mary’s House’
1163 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109