A frost advisory will be in effect in Marion County on Wednesday morning as temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-to-high 30s.
Since the cold weather could lead to frost, Marion County residents are urged to cover any sensitive vegetation outdoors.
Marion County is currently not under a freeze warning.
The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, which is located at 320 NW 1st Avenue in Ocala, will offer sheltering accommodations for those who need to seek refuge from the upcoming cold weather.
“Due to lower temperatures, the Salvation Army is prepared for a possible influx of individuals seeking shelter,” stated the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in a social media post.
MCSO’s Emergency Management Division will be working with the Salvation Army and other community partners to ensure the safety and well-being of those who require the need for cold weather shelter.
The check-in time for those seeking shelter at Center of Hope is at 6 p.m.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office recommends that residents follow these P’s of cold weather safety:
- Protect people: Dress in warm layers and wear a hat and gloves.
- Protect pets: Bring outdoor pets inside or provide a warm shelter for them.
- Protect plants: Cover cold-sensitive plants to protect them from dangerous temperatures.
- Practice fire safety: Use safe heating sources indoors. Do not use fuel-burning devices such as grills because they release deadly carbon monoxide.
For more information, visit the National Weather Service in Jacksonville’s Facebook page.