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Rain moves through the area and inspires volunteers to help the unhoused

Rain kept volunteers or roofers busy helping others

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The rain arrived just as forecasters predicted.

It led to temporary flooding, traffic jams and caused some leaky roofs.

It also inspired volunteers with Adam's Angels to get to work.

They plan to create care packages that include sleeping bags, food, and other donated items that will be distributed Monday night to people caught in the rain.

Founder and realtor Adam McKaig started the nonprofit during COVID to help people out in the elements.

"We have people that are cold and wet and when we bring the warmth and the protection they are grateful, super grateful, " said McKaig

Volunteer Linda Brietkopf helped despite having some leaks in her condo roof.

"It was touch and go at first, said Breitkopf, "We put the pans out there stuff underneath."

Roofers have been flooded with calls for service.

Memo Gutierrez owns A & M Roofing and Gutters is telling his customers not to go up on the roof.

"Do not try to cover it yourself, it can be dangerous with the wet conditions and the type of roof you have."

He said to call a contractor.

"Have someone come and cover it up, once covered make sure you are scheduled to have it inspected and fixed before the next rains happen."

As for Adam's Angels they will continue to deliver supplies to the unhoused rain or shine.

Volunteers can help fill bags on Monday nights.

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