CAPITOLA, Calif. (KION)
The lodging and hospitality industry in Santa Cruz County is offering available rooms for evacuees in need of temporary shelter.
Some hotels including the Capitola Venetian Hotel and Beach House Rentals in Capitola are offering available rooms at lowered rates for evacuees and small pets.
Capitola Venetian Hotel Owner Steve Allen says the hotel has received an overwhelming number of evacuees calling about rooms and is doing its best to accommodate guests despite challenges with staff and closed rooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of the hotels in this county have had limited operations or they’ve closed down blocks of rooms so that’s why Visit Santa Cruz has really proactively gone out to see which hotels are open and which have the staffing to accommodate these types of evacuees," says Allen.
With the potential for more weather related power shutoffs in Santa Cruz County, Visit Santa Cruz County Spokesperson Christina Glynn says more hotels are expected to offer up additional rooms.
Each hotel has different terms and rooms are still available as of tonight, but Allen says availability is constantly changing.
Hotels currently offering rooms include:
More details can be found at:
PG&E is asking people to take precautions in the event of power shutoffs by being prepared with flashlights and batteries, charging necessary devices and having backup devices, unplugging appliances to avoid circuit overloads and potential fires and using emergency generators safely.
For more safety tips and information, visit: pge.com