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UPDATE- Warming center opening Wednesday night

The City of Sacramento now states that they will be opening a warming center Wednesday near Downtown. Services for pets will also be provided. Here is the latest from the the City of Sacramento:

CityOfSacramento faviconIn response to expected night temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s over the next three to four evenings, the City and County of Sacramento, coordinated by the County Office of Emergency Services, are opening  a nighttime warming center for residents to get out of the cold. The criteria for this response, according to the County/City Severe Weather Guide, are extreme cold/freeze warnings for three days accompanied by night temperatures of 32 degrees or less.

The Center will open Wednesday night, December 4, at 8 p.m., and stay open until 6 a.m.  It is expected to open for the next two nights and possibly longer, depending on weather conditions. If temperatures begin to rise, the centers will close.  The situation will be monitored and updates given daily.

Warming Center Location
The location of the warming center is the Southside Park Pool Building – 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA.  The capacity is approximately 60-75 people.  Snacks and chairs will be provided; however there will be no beds provided.

If the center reaches capacity, backup facilities are being arranged.  Staffing will be provided by the Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Human Assistance, City Parks & Recreation and Medical Reserve Corp and Hands On volunteers. Security will be provided by Sacramento City Police Department.

City Animal Services will supply 10 kennels for larger dogs, and small carriers for smaller animals.  A location on the site has been identified as a possible animal holding area.  The animals of the people using the warming center will not be transferred to City Animal Services.

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