As another cold night makes its way into the Osceola County, a cold-weather shelter will once again be available at the First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday night, January 16, and closing at 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 17.

CDC guidance will be followed to include masks, social distancing, and cleaning protocols. This shelter is supported by St. Cloud First United Methodist Church, Community Hope Center, and Osceola County Office of Emergency Management.


Residents should practice fire safety and use safe heating sources indoors. Space heaters should be kept away from draperies, clothing, beds, and any other materials that are flammable and can cause a fire. Do not use fuel-burning devices such as grills; they release carbon monoxide, which is a deadly gas.
Pet owners should take proper precautions for pets. Dogs and cats that could be vulnerable to the cold may need to be brought inside or given a warm shelter to stay in.