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Winter Storms are Arriving, and CIL is Here to Support!

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Winter Storms are Arriving, and CIL is Here to Support!

A new winter storm is rolling through parts of northern California this weekend, bringing unusually cold temperatures, gusty winds, rains, and even possible snowfall in the foothills of Alameda County. 

As a Disability Disaster Access and Resources Center (DDARC) and CalOES Listos Partner, The Center for Independent Living is here to support people with disabilities and older adults across Northern Alameda County who are being impacted by this winter storm. Our Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency team is on-call from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to provide emergency planning, referrals to community resources, and other material resource support for those displaced from their homes due to power outages or loss of heat due to the storm’s severe rains and winds. We can be reached at 510-993-3103 or at DisasterHelp@centerforindependentliving.org 

It’s not too late to make a plan! Check out the California Office of Emergency Services’ English Winter Weather Preparedness guide here: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/winter-weather-preparedness-during-california-storms/ 

o en español Consejos de Preparación ara una Tormenta: https://news.caloes.ca.gov/consejos-de-preparacion-para-una-tormenta/  

This guide includes information about the upcoming winter weather, and tips for preparing for and staying safe during these storms.

For our unhoused neighbors, please see a live and updating list of Warming Centers open in Alameda County here:  https://veoci.com/v/p/dashboard/rzeuxugym4 

Currently, open warming centers are:

  • St. Vincent de Paul, 510-638-7600

675 23rd St, Oakland, CA 94612

  • Alameda Warming Shelter, 510-832-1382 x123 or warmingcenter@hceb.org 

1700 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA

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