Punta Gorda Fire Chief Ray Briggs has provided information about shelters to be opened because of the cold weather:
Temporary shelters will be opened tonight and Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Currently, there is no staffed shelter in Punta Gorda. However, if the need should arise, then public safety will assist with transportation needs to one of the available shelters. Up-to-date shelter information will be available by calling 211. Salvation Army Corps, Loveland & Midway Blvds. (Port Charlotte); Homeless Coalition, 1476 Kenesaw St. (Murdock); St. David’s Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway (Englewood); and New Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Dr. (North Port).
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