Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties will be opening cold weather shelters Wednesday, according to press releases from their respective agencies.
“The National Weather Service predicts a temperature of below 40 degrees in Walton County,” according to a press release from Walton County Emergency Management. ”Freezing temperatures are possible late tonight through tomorrow morning, Thursday November 14, 2019.“
Okaloosa County shelter
Crestview area Homeless Shelter “Helping Hands House”
120 Duggan Ave.
Open from 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.
One Hopeful Place will NOT function as a cold weather shelter unless the forecast reaches 40 degrees.
Walton County shelter
Defuniak Springs Community Center
361 North 10th Street
Defuniak Springs, 32433
Santa Rosa County
Ferris Hill Baptist Church
6848 Chaffin Street
Open from 6:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30- 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement.