In anticipation of the blessed storms set to saturate San Francisco this weekend — ABC 7 gives them a #3 on their alarming Storm Impact Scale — the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management has announced a couple of pop-up shelters to help the city's homeless population.
Both spaces open today. Details are as follows: One shelter can be found at the San Francisco County Fair Building's Hall of Flowers located at 1199 Ninth Avenue (just inside Golden Gate Park, right off Lincoln Avenue and Martin Luther King Way). The second locale is at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 99 Grove Street in the heart of Civic Center Plaza. The former doesn't allow pets, the latter does. Both will close at 9 a.m. on Monday.
The remote Pier 80 shelter, which opened in response to El Nino concerns and also caused some ruckus during the unfortunate Division Street Tent City melee, will expand space at their shelter.
The city's Homeless Outreach Team will spend the weekend reaching out to folks in need of shelter. According to KTVU, the public is encouraged to call 311 should they see anyone in dire need of a dry place to stay this weekend.