St. Tammany Parish will open a warming shelter at 4 p.m. Friday in anticipation of temperatures dipping into the low 30s and 20s on the north shore over the weekend,

Residents in need can take shelter in the Giving Hope Retreat Center of the New Orleans Mission located at 31294 U.S. 190 in Lacombe. The shelter will remain open as determined by the duration of the freezing temperatures.

People should bring bedding, comfort items, prescription medication and any personal hygiene items. Alcohol and firearms are not allowed. The Northshore Hotline of the Giving Hope Retreat Center is 985-218-9485.

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