Storm & Cold Weather Safety

Rain Event _ Sandbags

Cold weather, including winds, rain, hail, flooding, and winter storms, can happen anytime. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead.

  • Call 2-1-1 United Way Bay Area for health and human services in Santa Clara County.
  • Call the County of Santa Clara, Here 4 You Call Center hotline (408) 385-2400 for assistance.
  • HomeFirst Homeless Helpline: Call (408) 539-2105 to access emergency overnight sheltering resources.

Warming Centers may be opened by Santa Clara County during cold weather events. The Gilroy Library, located at 350 W 6th Street is typically opened as a warming center during regular business hours. 

For more information about warming centers that are currently open, please visit the Santa Clara County Emergency Management website.

In addition, during severe cold weather events, overnight warming locations and expanded shelter services may be available. Please call 2-1-1 for information on expanded shelters and additional services in Santa Clara County.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

  • Sign up for Santa Clara County emergency notices at
  •  Sign up for City of Gilroy emergency notices at

Storm & Cold Weather Preparedness Resources

  • In the days leading up to a storm, sand and sandbags will be available outside the gate of the Gilroy Corporation Yard, located at 613 Old Gilroy Street. Residents are advised to bring their shovels and a friend to assist. Additional sandbag locations can be found at
  • Sign up to receive power outage updates from PG&E.
  • For up-to-date weather information, visit