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North Bay officers open shelters, rev up reaction as hurricane arrives

North Bay officers open shelters, rev up reaction as hurricane arrives


NOVATO — Citizens making ready for the vacation weekend had been out Friday night time at native retail outlets to collect groceries sooner than a rainy wintry weather hurricane blasts the Bay House Saturday New 12 months’s Eve.

North Bay well being officers say the constant rainfall poses a major risk to unhoused citizens and opened their in a single day refuge once more.

This week Marin County opened its serious climate refuge for the 3rd time in December, in response to components together with the plunging temperatures and heavy rain. Officers say that fewer than 10 folks had confirmed up as of Friday night time after a few dozen got here to the website online on Thursday.

“For the ones people who’ve the privilege of housing, we acknowledge that there are lots of in our neighborhood who do not have that,” stated Marin County public well being officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Some unhoused citizens within the county stated they’d be capable of keep out during the hurricane however anxious for others with out get right of entry to to a dry position to stick this weekend.

“I believe in point of fact unhealthy for numerous folks which are available in the market,” stated Lance Domduy, a Marin County resident.

The extra rain anticipated over the weekend and into the primary week of 2023 has public well being officers making ready for extra days the place the refuge will want to be open.

Drivers say they’ll want to keep wary.

“I have been using slower, numerous folks were using actual loopy at the roads so I have been seeking to stay it secure,” stated Ashley Lane, a Marin County resident. “Ultimate minute errands so I do not have to come back out the following day. I do not in point of fact need to be at the highway so that is in point of fact my closing minute errands.” 

The Marin County Hearth Division additionally warns citizens that downed bushes, together with the ones that may have an effect on energy strains, are much more likely.

“Glance out for others at the highway as a result of it’s a must to force for your self and others,” Lane stated.

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