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City Offers Emergency Shelter, Saturday, October 15

A forecast of high winds and potentially heavy rains has prompted the City of Ashland and local shelter volunteers to offer an emergency shelter on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing to 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Pioneer Hall at 73 Winburn Way.  The shelter is open to anyone who needs to get out of the weather.

The City normally offers emergency shelter for nighttime stays only, however, the current forecast indicates that the brunt of the storm that will move through southern Oregon on Saturday will hit the area after 11 a.m. and then subside Saturday night.  The storm, the remnants of Pacific Typhoon Songda, could produce wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and up to two inches of rain Saturday morning and afternoon. 

Guests wishing to stay in the shelter overnight must arrive no later than 9 p.m.  Children and families, as well as dogs, are welcome in the shelter.  Drugs, alcohol and weapons are not permitted in the shelter.  Disorderly conduct and threatening or abusive language will not be tolerated.  Disorderly, threatening or abusive guests will be required to leave and may not be re-admitted.  Smoking is not permitted in Pioneer Hall or any other City buildings.


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