Cold Wave: In the Vendée, Emergency Places Opened for the Homeless

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The prefecture of Vendée announced this Friday the opening of additional emergency places for the homeless because of falling temperatures.

While a cold snap will affect France next week, additional places are open in the Vendée for the homeless.

A total of 128 emergency places for the homeless are available in Vendée. The 104 places of emergency accommodation mobilized since the 1st November 2017, plus the Vendée prefecture has just announced an additional 24 places will now be available so that an episode of cold will befall the country , starting from Sunday 25th February 2018.

Meteo France forecasts indeed temperatures will fall to between -5 and -10 degrees in the night from Saturday to Sunday, indicates the prefecture in a press release.

“Monday could be the coldest day with temperatures between -10 and -18 degrees.”

Level of “green vigilance” activated

To cope with this cooling, the “green alertness” level of additional mobilization has been activated in Vendée .

“Depending on the evolution of the weather situation, additional places will be opened so that no one remains homeless.”

The device of “green vigilance” makes it possible to cover the whole of the departmental territory, with the active support of volunteers of charitable associations:

  • Operating 7days / 7 of 115 with extended hours (8.30 am to 12.30 pm / 1.30 pm to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 12 pm to 5 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) and team building.
  • The setting up of mobile teams in the evening in La Roche-sur-Yon thanks to the social Samu worn by the association Passerelles and the team of the Red Cross in Sables-d’Olonne (maraudes).
  • The opening with extended hours of day care homes carried by associations Passerelles La Roche-sur-Yon and APSH on the coast, with a team building.

“To report anyone in precarious situations in the street, by calling 115, is a citizen gesture,” says the Vendée Prefecture. If the need arises, it is advisable to stay with the person until he is taken care of. “

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