SARASOTA, Fl (WWSB) - The Sarasota cold weather shelters are set to open again tonight for people who are in need of heat.
There are two locations available:
Salvation Army - Center of Hope, 1400 10th St., Sarasota.
New Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port, will open at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.
Emergency Management officials remind residents that pets should not be left outside during the cold weather. Citizens who need to be outside overnight or during the early morning hours are encouraged to dress in several warm layers and limit skin exposure to the wind.
The Sarasota County Fire Department officials advise citizens to use caution when heating their home, as the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning increase during very cold weather due to the improper use of heating devices, so extreme caution is advised.