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Friday December 29th, 2017 :: 07:16 p.m. EST


Freeze Plan

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According to the National Weather Service, a very cold air mass will settle over the New Orleans area Sunday night and will remain in place through Thursday. The coldest temperatures will be Monday night into Tuesday morning and Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with many areas seeing temperatures below freezing. Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions during cold weather. For more information, visit

Shelter for the Homeless

The City is activating the Citywide Freeze Plan beginning the evening of Sunday, Dec. 31, and ending the morning of Thursday, Jan. 4 to provide temporary overnight shelter for homeless residents. 

Individuals needing shelter will be accepted, free of charge:
  • The Salvation Army, 4530 South Claiborne Ave. – will accept men and women beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. – will accept men only beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Covenant House, 611 North Rampart St. – will accept men and women between the ages of 16 to 21, their dependent children, and any woman with dependent minor children 24/7.
  • New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. – will accept men and women beginning at 4 p.m.
Call the New Orleans Police Department non-emergency number, 504-821-2222, to report someone in need of shelter. 

Cold Weather Preparedness

Stay warm

  • Bring pets inside.
  • Check on neighbors, children, the elderly & chronically ill to make sure they are okay.
  • If you have to go outside, wear layers, a hat & gloves and carry a cell phone.

Practice fire safety & prepare your home

For more information on winter weather preparedness, visit

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