County/City Warming Center is Closed

Emergency/Preparedness
12/11/2013
Southside Park Pool Building - Warming Center
Southside Park Pool Bldg, 2115 6th St, open through Tuesday, 8 p.m.–6 a.m.

December 11, 2013

 

Warming Centers for County/City, Elk Grove and Galt are Closed

 

Based on the weather forecast, the County/City, Elk Grove and Galt Warming Centers are closed, with no plans to open in the near future, unless weather conditions change.  For information on available social services in the  Sacramento area, call 2-1-1. 

Warming Center Usage:

Sacramento City/County

Southside Park Pool Building

  • December 4 -     6
  • December 5 -   13
  • December 6 -   15
  • December 7 -   16
  • December 8 -   17
  • December 9 -   24
  • December 10 - 19
 

December 10, 2013

 

County/City Warming Center Open to Wednesday AM

 

With continued low temperatures predicted into Wednesday morning, the Warming Center at the Southside Park Pool Building will be open tonight from 8pm until 6am on Wednesday. As forecasted, the weather should be warming up beginning Wednesday so it is not anticipated the warming center will need to open Wednesday night.

The County and City joint warming center was used by 24 people last night. Three used the Elk Grove Center and one person was at the Galt center. They also do not plan to open Wednesday night.

 

December 9, 2013
 

County/City Joint Warming Center Open Extra Night

 

In response to continued nighttime temperatures in the upper 20s, the City and County of Sacramento, coordinated by the County Office of Emergency Services, have decided to keep the nighttime warming center at the Southside Park Pool Building at 2115 6th Street open through Tuesday morning. Social Workers with County Senior and Adult Services are checking clients for any cold-related issues during their regularly scheduled welfare checks. The situation will be monitored and updates given daily.

Warming Center Usage:

Sacramento City/County

Southside Park Pool Building

  • December 4 -  6 
  • December 5 - 13
  • December 6 - 15
  • December 7 - 16
  • December 8 - 17
  • December 9 - 24

City of Elk Grove

Barbara Wackford Community Center, 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m. Pets can be accommodated.

  • December 4 - 0  
  • December 5 - 1
  • December 6 - 1
  • December 7 - 3
  • December 8 - 3
  • December 9 - 3

Reports indicate that other warming centers in the area were near capacity.

December 6, 2013

 

County/City Joint Warming Center to Remain Open

 

In response to expected night temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s over the next four evenings, the City and County of Sacramento, coordinated by the County Office of Emergency Services, opened a nighttime warming center for residents to get out of the cold.

The Center opened December 4, and is expected to stay open through Monday, December 9, from 8 p.m.  until 6 a.m. the next morning.  If temperatures begin to rise, the centers will close.  The situation will be monitored and updates given daily.

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.

On December 4, the City of Sacramento sent out 48,294 phone alerts via their Everbridge system and the City of Galt sent out 14,000 reverse 911 messages.

Warming Center Locations

The location of the Sacramento warming center is the Southside Park Pool Building – 2115 6th Street (at U Street), Sacramento. The capacity is approximately 60-75 people.  Snacks and chairs will be provided; however, no beds will be provided. A van is available to transport people to Loaves and Fishes for a hot breakfast.

Staffing is provided by the Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Human Assistance, City Parks & Recreation and Medical Reserve Corp and Hands On Sacramento volunteers. Security is provided by Sacramento City Police Department. City Animal Services will has supplied ten kennels and carriers for animals. The animals of the people using the warming center will not be transferred to City Animal Services. If the center reaches capacity, backup facilities are being arranged.

Other Warming Center Locations:  
(Complete information can be accessed by contacting 2-1-1.)

  • Volunteers of America at 700 N 5th Street
  • The Union Gospel Church at 400 Bannon Street
  • The Salvation Army at 12th and North B Street
  • Elk Grove Warming Center at Barbara Wackford Community Center - 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove from 7PM-8AM; pets can be accommodated. Contact: 916-698-4437
  • Sacramento Steps Forward in partnership with the Capital Christian Center opened the Winter Sanctuary, which is a program that rotates locations amongst local churches. Intake conducted at Friendship Park at Loaves and Fishes Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Sacramento Steps Forward contact: 916-577-9770

What You Can Do

Loved Ones:

  • Check on your family, neighbors and seniors, especially those living alone
  • Make sure your pets are secure and safe out of the elements
  • Discuss emergency plans in advance
  • Keep an emergency kit in an easy-access location

Around the House and in Your Car:

  • Clear debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Store outdoor furniture, lawn equipment, decorations properly
  • Secure outdoor plants or cover with blankets or plastic to prevent freezing
  • Learn where your water shutoff valves are in case a pipe bursts
  • Do not bring heating devices in doors that are intended for outdoor use, such as barbecues or other fuel-burning devices
  • Insulate pipes and allow faucets to drip during cold weather to avoid freezing
  • Prepare your auto for cold weather       
  • Keep extra blankets, food and water in your vehicle
  • Drive safely and slowly
  • Avoid downed power lines

Complete preparedness tips can be found at www.sacramentoready.org.

Helpful Numbers

Sacramento County:

  • For localized street flooding, downed trees or branches in the roadway: call 875-5171.
  • For water or drainage issues: call 875-7246. 
  • Information on creek levels: www.stormready.org
  • For sewer issues: call 875-6730.

City of Sacramento:

  • For localized street flooding, downed trees or branches in the roadway, City residents should call: 3-1-1 or 916-264-5011.

For electrical power outages in Sacramento County contact SMUD at 1-888-456-7683 or PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

County residents can call 2-1-1 OR 311 for more information.  Residents of the City of Sacramento can call 3-1-1 or 916-264-5011.  Detailed information on this weather related event and any associated emergencies is available on line at www.sacramentoready.org.

Contact Info:
​Chris Andis, Communication and Media Staff, 916-874-2691