Dec 3, 2013 11:15 PM by Eric Ross

Shelter open for Black Forest residents as cold weather moves in

With frigid temperatures moving in, an emergency shelter has opened up at the First Baptist Church of Black Forest at 10915 Black Forest Road.

It's estimated anywhere from 50 to 100 people currently live in tents or campers while their homes are being rebuilt following the Black Forest fire. A major concern is that temporary housing may not have proper insulation or heat when temperatures dip well below freezing.

The Red Cross has set up approximately 50 beds at the church and The Salvation Army is providing food to anyone in need.

Crosses for Losses continues to provide winter weather attire for flooding and fire victims and will be open throughout the winter storm.

The shelter plans to stay open daily from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. through Friday.



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