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Santa Clara County opens inclement weather shelters for weekend storm

Project WeHope providing beds, hot meals in East Palo Alto

Santa Clara County inclement weather shelters will be open Friday through Sunday morning due to continuing rain and cold temperatures.

A full list of available shelters throughout the county is available here.

Project WeHope will run a shelter that will accept referred individuals or drop-ins at its office located at 1854 Bay Road in East Palo Alto from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. daily. There will be 50 beds available — 30 will be set aside for transitional housing clients and five are dedicated for people seeking shelter from the inclement weather. People will receive cots and hot meals.

Those looking for more information can also call 2-1-1 for county health and human services info 24-hours a day.

The National Weather Service reports high chances of showers in San Jose through Friday night before 5 a.m. Saturday, with low temps in the 50s and southeast winds 10 to 13 mph and gusts up to 33 mph.

Rain is also expected Saturday until about 4 p.m. with a low of 49 later that night.

The county also operates a homeless helpline for those not in San Jose during normal business hours at 408-793-0550.

HomeFirst in San Jose operates its own helpline at 408-510-7600. Homeless individuals can also register for text messages about services by texting BADWEATHER to 888777, and can email the HomeFirst helpline at Outreach@homefirstscc.org.

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