With temperatures expected to drop on Monday, Jan. 18, Lake County officials say in a news release that they will activate a shelter for those vulnerable to cold weather.
Trinity Assembly of God, 200 Urick St., Fruitland Park, will open from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. Jan. 19. Masks are required and COVID-19 screening will be conducted.
Lake County Connection will provide free transportation to riders who indicate they are traveling to a cold weather shelter. Riders should arrive before the indicated pick-up time.
- Monday, Jan. 18 — Lake County Connection will pick up riders from the public parking lot next to The Open Door, located at 115 E. Citrus Ave., Eustis, between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Lake County Connection will pick up riders from the Salvation Army, located at 2605 South St., Leesburg, between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
- Lake County Connection will pick up riders from Come As You Are Ministry, located at 1305 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg, between 4:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Lake County Connection will pick up riders at Citrus Tower Boulevard and Highway 27 in Clermont at 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 19 — Lake County Connection will pick up riders from Trinity Assembly of God between 6:45 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. and may return riders to:
- The Open Door located at 115 E. Citrus Ave. Eustis
- The Citizens Transfer Center, located at 1371 Citizens Blvd, Leesburg (The above locations are not expected to be open).
For more information about preparing for extreme cold weather events, visit www.floridadisaster.org/hazards/extreme-cold. Nonprofit and faith-based organizations that wish to offer sheltering assistance in the future should contact Lake County Emergency Management at 352.343.9420.