Warming shelter to open Friday in St. Tammany Parish

A warming shelter will open in St. Tammany Parish at 4 p.m. Friday (Jan. 12), the parish government announced.

Low temperatures on the North Shore are expected to dip into the upper 20’s Friday night and over the weekend. 

Starting Friday afternoon, citizens in need can shelter in the Giving Hope Retreat Center of the New Orleans Mission at 31294 U.S. 190 in the Lacombe area, parish government said in a news release. The shelter will remain open as determined by the duration of the freezing temperatures, it said. 

The North Shore hotline for the Giving Hope Retreat Center is 985-218-9485.

Citizens should bring bedding, comfort items, prescription medication and personal hygiene items, the release said. Alcohol and firearms are prohibited.

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