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Hundreds of homeless evacuees remain at SDCCU Stadium after downtown shelter floods

Posted at 6:34 AM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 09:35:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Hundreds of homeless individuals remain evacuated at SDCCU Stadium after heavy rains flooded an East Village shelter this week, forcing them to leave.

Flooding Thursday night overturned portable restroom facilities at the Alpha Project facility, turning the ground into a swamp of feces and human waste and inundating tents meant to house the homeless from the storm.

Saturday, those evacuated remained at the Mission Valley stadium. Mayor Kevin Faulconer planned to visit the stadium to meet with those evacuated.

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Homeless individuals at the stadium were given food and a clean place to sleep, but Red Cross organizers say they need new clothing, blankets, and socks to help replace what was lost. Donations can be brought to SDCCU Stadium's Gate C.

Hazmat crews still have to clean up the downtown site as of Saturday. There is no timeline on when the downtown shelter will be reopened or how long the emergency shelter would be in place.