Santa Clara County is expecting extended
rain beginning Sunday, January 13 through Friday, January 18. Rain and cold temperatures put people at risk
for serious health conditions, including hypothermia, which is caused by
dangerously low body temperature. Please share this information with those who
may need it.
Daytime and overnight warming centers
and expanded shelters services will be available starting Sunday, January 13
through Friday, January 18, 2019. For a printable PDF listing of facilities
click here: http://bit.ly/WarmCenters1-2-2019.
For more information on shelter
locations and warming centers around Santa Clara County, visit the County of
Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing at
Please check on family, friends,
neighbors and others who might be at risk of cold-related health conditions:
adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating.
or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions sleeping in cold rooms.
who remain outdoors for long periods — the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.
who drink alcohol or use drugs.
If someone experiences a body
temperature below 95° F, please get immediate medical attention.
for a warm room or shelter and remove any wet clothing.
the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using warm blankets.
beverages can help increase body temperature, but DO NOT consume or give
alcoholic beverages or try to give
beverages to an unconscious person.
Older adults can be more at risk because
they often make less body heat due to a slower metabolism and less physical
People 65 years of age and older should
take cold weather precautions:
Cold Weather Tips for Older Adults
Consejos para gente de edad avanzada durante temporadas de frio