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Red Cross opens warming shelters in 4 counties

Friday, February 07, 2014

The American Red Cross has opened multiple warming shelters following Wednesday's ice storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

However, officials urge residents to take shelter with family or friends and only use the warming shelters as a last resort.

SHELTER LOCATIONS:

Chester County:

Lionville Middle School
550 West Uwchlan Avenue (Rt. 113)
Exton, Pa.
PET FRIENDLY

West Chester University
Fieldhouse at 855 South New Street
Ccan accommodate up to 1,500 people
Pets housed at Ehringer Gym 700 S. Church Street
For transportation to the shelter, call 610-344-5195

Avon Grove Intermediate School
395 South Jennersville Road
West Grove, Pa.
PET FRIENDLY
Residents needing transportation can call 610-344-5195.

Bucks County:

Maple Point Middle School
2250 Langhorne Yardley Rd
Langhorne, Pa.
NO PETS

William Tennent High School
333 Centennial Road
Warminster, Pa.

*Continuous shuttle service will be provided to the William Tennent Comfort Center between 10:00am and 10:00pm, to and from the following locations:

Barness at Log College Autumn at Snowflake
Bucks Landing Apts Butternut at Sycamore
Constitutional at Centennial Central at Maple
Gibson at Henry Cedarbrook at Provident
Greene at 9th Fern at Toll
Hardman at Luff Gravel Hill at Glen Echo
Henry at Victoria Heppe at McNelis
Hostman at Independence Hogeland at Whitney
Kingsley at Willow Jefferson at Lafayette
Madison at Beech Kutcher at Post Office
Mearns at Post Office Millcreek at Rydal
Nemoral at Sunnemeade New at Yale
Nevarc at Cooper Summit at Belmont
Newtown at Rilling Willopenn at Tabor
Roberts at Tennyson Winding at Woods
Roberts at Violet
Saint David?s at Saint Charles
Sweetbriar at Blossom
Van Horn at Craven
Victoria at Belair
Wilson at Dubois

Delaware County:

Radnor Township Building
301 Iven Avenue Radnor, PA
OPENS at 7PM (NOT an overnight shelter)
PETS TBA

Montgomery County:

Hatboro-Horsham High School
899 Horsham Road
Horsham, Pa.
PET FRIENDLY

SHELTERS NOT OPEN OVERNIGHT

The warming shelters will provide basic meals and cots for sleeping. Emergency Management officials recommend you bring the following items for you and each of your family members:

Snacks or comfort food
Any special dietary foods
Bedding, pillow, blanket, etc.
Extra clothing
Medications and medical supplies
Personal Care items
Diapers, infant and elderly/disabled necessities
Time occupiers; books, magazines, games or cards

If you are bringing a pet or pets, officials encourage that you bring the following items: Any medications
Medical and vaccination records
Collar, Leash and/or Carrier
Food

Prior to leaving your residence please provide safety measures including but not limited to securing gas appliances, set water faucets to drip, locking doors, turn off any appliances used prior to power outage, etc.

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