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Cold weather prompts shelter to open in Charlotte County

A cold weather shelter will be available for those in need Wednesday and Thursday night due to forecasted near-freezing temperatures throughout the area.

The shelter will open from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night at The Homeless Coalition on 1476 Kenesaw St.

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The American Cross will provide additional cots and blankets at the shelter, according to county officials.

Anyone with questions can call the Charlotte County Emergency Management Office at 941-833-4000.

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Writer:Rachel Ravina
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