Northern Calif. 'chilled' by freezing temperatures

12:24 AM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
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Sacramento residents are doing all they can to stay warm doing this week's cold spell.

"I have my long johns on," Sacramento resident Susan Holiday said.

Holiday works as a security guard in a business parking lot. With temperatures dropping below freezing she said she makes sure she has on multiple layers and gloves.

At Orchard Supply Hardware, managers said they have been selling fire wood and pellets. One of their biggest sellers are patio heaters.

"Is a glass tube heater and it puts out heat all around," store manager Brian Fimbres said.

Fimbress said the cold snap means big business.

For those who are homeless and seeking shelter, local faith groups are lending a helping hand.

Rick Cole, paster of Capital Christian Center said they are housing 120 people for the night. He said 24 faith-based groups will work to provide shelters thoughout the winter until March.

The city of Sacramento will open its warming centers  Wednesday evening.


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