August 28, 2011 --
Due to Hurricane Irene, shelters have been set up across the area.
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According to the Red Cross:
The shelters will stay open until all visitors can return to their homes. They are being set up to hold 500 people each, with ability to expand. If more shelter locations are needed, the Red Cross will also set up and run any other locations - as determined by city officials. People should use the shelter as a last resort - they should try to stay with relatives or friends first. The American Red Cross volunteers will provide cots, food and beverages at each of the shelters. People who need to come to the shelter should bring ID and medications that they need. They should also bring clothing, toiletries and things they would need to spend the night away from home. Pack now and be ready.
Chester County:Downingtown East High School, 50 Devon Drive - Exton, PA Avon Grove High School, 257 East State Road - West Grove, PA
Montgomery County:East Norriton Middle School, 330 Rowland - Norristown, PA Pottstown Senior High School, 750 North Washington Street - Pottstown, PA Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road - Wyncote, PA
Philadelphia County:Bartram High School, 2401 S. 67th St.
Philadelphia will open shelters at 6 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:
Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave.
Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave.
Delaware County:The city of Chester in Pennsylvania is ordering a mandatory evacuation by noon Saturday for the following areas: Parker Manor, 600 Block of Parker Street, 1300 Block of Parker Street, and the 1300-1400 blocks of Kerlin Street.
A shelter will be set up at the Showalter Middle School located 1110 West 10th Street. Call 610-447-7842 for assistance getting to the shelter. Electricity in those Chester locations will be shut off following the evacuation at noon.
Anyone needing shelter due to life threatening evacuations ONLY can respond to Cornwells Elementary School.
Cape May County:The Woodbine Developmental Center, DeHirsh Avenue in Woodbine, New Jersey (at capacity)
The Poland Spring Arena at Ritacco Center on Old Freehold Road in Toms River has been opened for residents fleeing Cape May County. Cape May County has opened a Shelter of Last Resort.
The location is:
Elementary School # 2
101 West Pacific Avenue
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
The facility is not equipped with Cots, Blankets or pillows.
Camden County:Shelters at Malandra Hall Community Center, at New Jersey and Merrimac roads, and Isabel Community Center, at 8th Street and Carl Miller Blvd., in Camden will open at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Gloucester County:Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey (at capacity)
Mercer County:Sun National Bank Center (81 Hamilton Avnue) in Trenton will be open starting at 6:00 p.m Friday and will act as a point of transition.
Visitors will be able register stay the night and then be moved to another shelter across the state tomorrow.
National Guard and police will be coordinated to provide staffing and security at the Sun Center.
Monmouth CountyHolmdel High School, 36 Crawford Corner Rd., Holmdel Wall Township High School 1630 18th Ave., Belmar
Ocean County:Pineland Reg. High School, 565 Nugentown Rd., Tuckerton Southern Regional Grades, 90 Cedar Bridge Rd., Manahawkin (Pets OK) Poland Spring Arena, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River
Salem CountySalem Comm. College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Penns Grove Schalick High School, 718-A Centerton Rd., Elmer DELAWARE
Sussex County:Beacon Middle School, 19483 John J. Williams Hwy., Lewes
Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Rd., Dagsboro, pet friendly
Milford High School, 1019 N. Walnut St., Milford, pet friendly
Sussex Tech H. S., 17099 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, pets friendly
Kent CountyLake Forest High School, 5407 Killens Pond Rd., Felton, pet friendly
Smyrna Middle School, 700 Duck Creek Parkway
New Castle County/Wilmington CountiesWilliam Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Rd., New Castle
Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Rd., pet friendly
RVRC(S) INC. and Connections CSP will be providing emergency shelter at 500 W. 8TH Street (The Church) Wilmington, DE 19801 Men/ Women/Children Will be offering meals 24/7 coffee etc.
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