Warming centers open across Long Island

Warming centers open across Long Island

A man walks past snow covered trees in Central Park, New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service said Monday's storm, which brought 8 inches of snow to New York City, will be followed by a new storm in the Midwest on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

With dangerously cold temperatures hitting Long Island authorities and organizations across the Island are working to provide people in need with shelter.

Warming centers  will be open across Nassau and Suffolk counties starting Friday morning.

Suffolk police say officers will be checking wooded areas where homeless people are known to stay, as well as abandoned vehicles. Nassau Police will also provide rides to the shelters.


(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)