California is currently experiencing the second in a series of wet, windy, and dangerous storms that may continue for the next 7 to 10 days. Through the State Operations Center, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), continues to serve as a critical hub to direct state emergency response and recovery activities through this winter weather.
Through this ongoing difficult weather, Cal OES is working with local, state, federal, and tribal partners to ensure vulnerable Californians have the support to stay safe. Cal OES is working to deliver resources and support to the most at-risk residents including providing housing and homelessness partners information on available resources and programs for people experiencing homelessness. This work includes:
- Providing outreach and shelters for people experiencing homelessness
- Encouraging providers to conduct proactive outreach
- Furnishing necessary transportation where possible to shelters
- Removing barriers for Californians to easily enter a shelter and keep their belongings
The National Weather Service is forecasting another potentially impactful storm to return early next week. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe:
- Stay informed, sign up for emergency alerts from your county.
- Have a family emergency plan, know your evacuation routes
- Check on family members or neighbors
- And always, follow directions from local officials. And if told to evacuate, do so immediately.
For more information of helpful tips and resources for vulnerable Californians, please visit the California Health and Human Services Emergency Resource Guide.
Available Shelters as of 0700 hours, January 5, 2023:
|County||Type||Location||Overnight Shelter Count|
|Contra Costa||Congregate Shelter||Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
|Monterey County||Congregate Shelter||Sherwood Hall
940 N. Main St. Salinas, CA 93906
|Barbra Morse Wackford Community Center 9014 Bruceville Road, Room B, Elk Grove CA 95758||3|
|San Mateo||Non-Congregate Shelter||Vagabond Inn
1640 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame CA – 94010
|Santa Clara||Congregate Shelter||Seven Trees Community Center
3590 Cas Dr. San Jose, CA 95111
|Santa Barbara||Congregate Shelter||Wake Center
300 N. Turnpike Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111
|Santa Cruz||Congregate Shelter||Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Sonoma||Congregate Shelter||Sonoma County Fairgrounds Craft Hall
1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Additionally, through the State Operations Center, Cal OES is coordinating supplementary outreach through other state agencies and departments:
- Working with the California Department of Aging’s State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to connect local Ombudsmen with the corresponding local Access and Functional Needs Coordinator to better support older adults and people with access or functional needs in their operational areas.
- Partnering and coordinating with the California Department of Social Services Disaster Services Branch to support inclusive, integrated, accessible sheltering operations.
- Maintaining ongoing communications with community partners and stakeholders serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people with access and functional needs.