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Santa Clara County Adds More Beds Because of Freezing Temps

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    Because of the bitter cold weather expected, Santa Clara County declared an "inclement weather episode" on Thursday evening meaning that more shelter beds will be available for homeless people who need to come indoors. Sharon Katsuda reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017)

    Because of the bitter cold weather expected,  Santa Clara County declared an "inclement weather episode" on Thursday evening meaning that more shelter beds will be available for homeless people who need to come indoors.

    That news will be especially helpful for the homeless people who live in tents along the rising Guadalupe River.

    The county has opened the Gilroy Armory Winter Shelter and increased the bed availability from 130 to 180 beds. Also, the Boccardo Reception Center increased its capacity from 250 to 350 beds.

    Temperatures are expected to drop in the 30s. The bed availability will last from Thursday evening until Friday morning. This is the fifth such weather episode since Nov. 28.

    Fore more information on shelters, click here.

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