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Cold Weather Shelter Opening Monday in Bunnell

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BUNNELL – A cold weather shelter will be opening Monday to accommodate the low temperatures expected in the evening and into Tuesday. Those who are without heat or are homeless are encouraged by the Flagler County government to make arrangements to stay in the shelter if need be for their own safety and health. The shelter will open at 5:00 pm and remain open until 8:00 am Tuesday morning.

The shelter will be operated by The Sheltering Tree at the Rock Transformation Center on US-1 in Bunnell, formerly known as Church on the Rock. Transportation arrangements will be available for those in need of a ride. The National Weather Service is advising temperatures will be in the high 30’s overnight on Monday, and the area in general is not expected to see a high temperature of 70 degrees or higher for over a week.

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“As temperatures approach freezing, serious medical conditions including hypothermia can develop or be exacerbated,” said Flagler County Health and Human Services Director Joseph Hegedus. “We urge those who are unhoused or lack adequate heat at their residences to access the cold-weather shelter. The Sheltering Tree and the Rock Transformation Center will provide cots and meals. Flagler County will be providing transportation to the shelter for those who need it.”

Bus transportation will be provided by Flagler County along two routes, as outlined in a statement sent out Monday morning:

East Flagler Route:

  1. Dollar General at Publix Town Center, 3:30 pm – 11 Market Ave, Palm Coast, FL 32164
  2. McDonald’s at Old Kings Road South and SR-100 at the dirt road on the east side, 4:00 pm – 6030 State Rte 100, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
  3. Dollar Tree behind Carrabba’s in the Dollar Tree parking lot, 4:30 pm – 140 Cypress Edge Dr, Palm Coast, FL 32164
  4. Flagler County Public Library, 4:45 pm – 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, FL 32137

West Flagler Route:

  1. Dollar General at CR-305 and Canal Ave in Daytona North, 4:00 pm – 1100 Co Rd 305, Bunnell, FL 32110
  2. Bunnell Free Clinic, 4:30 pm – 703 E Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, FL, 32110
  3. First United Methodist Church, 4:30 pm – 205 N Pine Street, Bunnell, FL, 32110

Those able to transport themselves to the Rock Transformation Center are advised to navigate to 2200 N. State Street, Bunnell, FL. The Sheltering Tree can be contacted at (386) 437-3258. The most current information on the weather situation in Flagler County can be accessed by subscribing to ALERTFlagler emergency notifications for free.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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