Cold weather shelter to open in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - People who need shelter from the cold for the next couple of days now have a warm place to stay. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are opening a cold weather shelter at the Salvation Army church building in downtown Gulfport.

This is the second time a cold weather shelter has been opened in the last week. The doors open at 5pm. Cots and food will be available for those who need it.

Officials plan to keep the shelter open through Wednesday night, or possibly longer if needed.