Shelters make room as temperatures drop in Central Florida

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Shelters across Central Florida said they are expecting dozens of extra people as temperatures dropped Monday evening, they said.

People looking for a warm place to stay began lining up earlier in the evening.


On a normal night, the Coalition for the Homeless usually house 500 people.

The group said it won’t turn anyone away Monday due to cold temperatures, no matter how many people needed shelter.

"There would be children sleeping out on the streets and moms (and) dads sleeping out on the streets," said John Hearn, the CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. "So it's important for us to be able to open up in these type circumstances."

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