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Emergency homeless shelters set up for weekend winter storm

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - More than 350 beds in emergency homeless shelters will be opened this weekend to help protect San Diego's homeless population from the predicted cold and rainy weather, the city announced.

The San Diego Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team will work with community partners including the San Diego Housing Commission and the Alpha Project to run nine shelters for the nights of February 25 to 28.

"I commend the community partners who've stepped up to provide additional bed space for the homeless this weekend," Mayor Jerry Sanders said in a statement. "Having shelter in the weather we're expecting is going to be critical to the health and safety of our homeless population."

Emergency shelters will be stationed at the following locations:

- Neil Good Day Center at 299 17th St.

- East Village Community Church at 1274 Island Ave.

- Isaiah Project Storage Facility at 917 9th Ave.

- Salvation Army at 825 7th Ave.

- God's Extended Hand at 1625 Island Ave.

- Rock Church at 2277 Rosecrans St.

- Sara Frances Hometel at 943 10th Ave.

- San Diego Rescue Mission at 101 Elm St.

- Horizon Church at 590 Fir St.

It is expected to rain Saturday and Sunday, and temperatures will dip into the 40s at night, according to the National Weather Service.

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