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Four shelters in Victoria have added extra beds and mats tonight following the activation of an Extreme Weather Protocol.

The advisory was issued shortly after 11 a.m., moments after Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria due to predicted wind gusts of up to 90 km/h in some areas.

A total of 77 additional beds and mats have been made available at the Salvation Army Addictions and Recovery Centre (525 Johnson St), Rock Bay Landing (535 Ellice St),  Our Place Society (1240 Yates St), and JDF Extreme Weather Shelter (3-7450 Butler Rd).

According to the Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol, the extra beds were added following the wind warning and the fact temperatures hovering near freezing.

See also: Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected to hit Greater Victoria this evening

Transportation to shelters is not yet in place.

Here’s a full list of available shelter spaces for the night of Tuesday, November 26th:

  • Rock Bay Landing (Cool Aid Society) – 535 Ellice Street – 250-383-1951 – 84 beds (Co-Ed)
  • Sandy Merriman (Cool Aid Society) – 809 Burdett Ave – 250-480-1408 – 25 beds (women only)
  • Salvation Army A.R.C. – 525 Johnson St. – 250-384-3396 – 21 beds (men only)
  • Out of the Rain (St John the Divine – 1611 Quadra) – 250-415-3856 – 30 Mats (youth 15-25 only Co-Ed and Pets)
  • Cool Aid Temporary Shelter (CATS) – 755 Pandora Ave – 250-383-1951 – 40 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • First Metropolitan United Church (Our Place Society) – 932 Balmoral – 60 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • Arbutus Shelter (PHS) – 2915 Douglas St. – 50 Beds (Co-Ed)
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre – 231 Regina Ave – 25 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • Our Place Society – 919 Pandora Ave – 35 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • Salvation Army A.R.C. Chapel – 525 Johnson St. – 30 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • Rock Bay Landing (Cool Aid Society) – 535 Ellice Street – 250-383-1951 – 20 Mats (Co-Ed, Pets)
  • My Place (Our Place Society) – 1240 Yates -15 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • JDF Extreme Weather Shelter (Our Place Society) – 3-7450 Butler Rd – 12 Mats (Co-Ed, Pets)