The storm has brought in lots of cold weather early this year and some people just were not prepared.
"Last week it was in the 80s and then this week it was a 50-degree drop. It's pretty drastic if you aren't prepared for it, it's going to get you," said Greg Smith.
For those without permanent homes, the weather is affecting them the most. "As it gets colder, people start moving towards shelter a little quicker than usual," said Joshua Wiley.
Wiley, the men's rescue manager at the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission says they have seen a big turnout since the storm. "We were pretty full to begin with but we had five more come in, and we expect more this evening," said Wiley.
Wiley tells us they can accommodate up to 30 in the men's quarters and 20 in the women’s. However, he says sometimes they have to allow for overflow with the large amount of people coming in. "When the cold weather comes like this, we can see up to 50 in our main building," said Wiley.
For the people not wanting to stay at the shelter, they are giving them sleeping bags that were donated by local churches, but they are not just sleeping bags. They also have items to help keep them warm, like a hat and pair of gloves.
That is not the only thing they are offering to those in need; we learned they will also be giving out coats and blankets that are donated by the community and Smith says they have seen a big turnout so far.
"They put that sign up a week ago and you can see everyday somebody is bringing coats or blankets," said Smith.
We have learned Haven of Rest will be giving out one coat per person and one blanket per family on November 2 and 9 from 5 to 7 pm in the chapel of the Haven of Rest Rescue Mission.