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Homeless outreach teams warn riverbed encampments of flood danger

Outreach workers from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority speak to a homeless man living in an encampment in the San Gabriel River Valley in El Monte.
Outreach workers from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority speak to a homeless man living in an encampment in the San Gabriel River Valley in El Monte.
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Homeless people living in dry riverbeds can be particularly vulnerable if the rains are heavy. Since many people don’t have a phone or radio, the team of outreach workers from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the LA County Sheriff's department need to spread the warning on-foot.