A cold-weather shelter will be available at the First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud again this evening December 26 beginning at 6 pm. The shelter is located at 1000 Ohio Ave, St Cloud, FL 34769.

The overnight temperatures are predicted for the upper 30s for Osceola County into Sunday morning.

This effort is supported by St. Cloud First United Methodist Church, Community Hope Center, and the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management. The shelter is expected to close at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 27. CDC guidance will be followed to include masks, social distancing, and cleaning protocols at the shelter.


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.