COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The city of Columbus opened an emergency homeless shelter on Sunday.
Police Chief Fred Shelton said people who seek warmth during the winter storm can stop by.
The temporary shelter is located behind the Salvation Army on 22nd and Main Streets.
The chief said the shelter will be open 24 hours for the next five days.
He said anyone in need of getting out of the cold can call 911 and an officer will come pick them up .
The temporary shelter will also provide food.
It will also meet the coronavirus safety protocol guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.