The National Weather Service predicts a temperature of 40°F or a wind chill lower than 35°F for at least four hours in Western Palm Beach County only. In order to protect those seeking refuge from the cold during the overnight period, the Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, activated the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter Plan for Western Palm Beach County. The shelter at the Westgate Park & Recreation Center is now closed.
The following cold weather emergency shelter location is open and will close as necessary based on weather conditions as outlined in the Cold Weather Shelter Plan.
Belle Glade Transitional Shelter and Lake Village at the Glades - 341 NW 11th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430
Public Safety - Emergency Management Shelters (pbcgov.org)
Palm Tran Connection will begin bus pickups to the established routes at 6:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. For more information on the Cold Weather Shelters or bus pickups, please go to Cold Weather Shelters or call: Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management (561) 712-6400.
Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management would like to thank our partners at The Red Cross, PBC Parks & Recreation, Palm Tran, PBC Community Services and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in protecting our residents.