Severe weather on way

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Severe weather on way

Severe weather impacting Adelaide and many parts of South Australia this weekend has prompted a Severe Weather Activation to assist people sleeping rough remain safe.

The response will start at 5pm today and run until 9am on Monday.

Regional South Australians experiencing homelessness an affected by the weather can call Homeless Connect SA 1800 003 308 24/7 to assist with emergency accommodation.

Regional areas affected by the activation include:

Upper Spencer Gulf

Far West Coast

Copper Coast

Clare Valley

Riverland

Murraylands

Fleurieu Peninsula

Kangaroo Island

Limestone Coast

Minister for Human Services Nat Cook said this weekend’s severe weather throughout much of the state poses a real risk to rough sleepers.

“It’s important we can offer somewhere for people to stay warm and safe and protect their belongings from the weather,” she said.

“Chronic health issues can be further exacerbated by exposure to bad weather and this can lead to poorer longer term health outcomes.

“If you are or know someone who is a rough sleeper, please call Homeless Connect SA to access these increased services.”

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