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San Diego opens local assistance center in Mountain View ahead of upcoming storm

Posted at 9:55 PM, Feb 02, 2024

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A local assistance center at the Mountain View Community Recreation Center opens Saturday to assist residents impacted by the recent storm.

San Diego officials announced Friday evening that the center will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday through Friday, Feb. 9.

City, state, and county agencies will provide resource information on short-term housing options, flood insurance, permit and repair services, tax relief, and more. Non-governmental organizations like the American Red Cross, Feeding America, and San Diego Humane Society will also be on-site to help residents in need.

Read more: Resources providing aid to flood victims in San Diego & how you can help

The center is the second of its kind to emerge following catastrophic rain and flooding that displaced numerous residents throughout the county on Jan. 22. San Diego County previously hosted a community assistance center at the Spring Valley library from Jan. 28 through Jan. 31, which officials say served more than 1,375 households.

"We are grateful to the County of San Diego and the state Office of Emergency Services for opening this needed resource in the community to help impacted residents," Mayor Todd Gloria said. "State and local governments, in partnership with our community-based organizations, are banding together at this Local Assistance Center to offer the services that will help get people back on their feet."

Related: San Diego County establishes resource center in Spring Valley for flood victims

This assistance comes at a challenging time as residents prepare for another storm on Sunday that is expected to bring heavy rain to the area through Tuesday.

Visit the city's website for more information on storm preparedness tips, safety precautions, lists of road closures and flooded areas, and locations for shelters and sandbags.