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County Opening Hurricane Shelters

Chester County will open two hurricane shelters as the area prepares for Sandy.

County Opening Hurricane Shelters

The following is a press release from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.

Chester County Emergency Management officials strongly recommend those that live in low lying and flood prone areas of Chester County should leave their homes prior to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to stay with family or friends outside the affected area. If this is not an option, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, 2 emergency shelters will open on Sunday, October 28th at 7:00pm.

The shelters are located;
Avon Grove High School
257 State Road
Avondale, PA

Lionville Middle School
550 West Uwchlan Avenue (Rt. 113)
Exton, PA

The emergency 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

Don’t forget about your pets. The emergency shelters will be pet friendly with an area designated for pets away from other shelter visitors. Officials encourage that you bring the following items for your pet(s):

Any medications
Medical and vaccination records
Collar, Leash and/or Carrier
Food

For more information on shelters, please visit www.redcross.org
For more information on Hurricane Sandy, please visit www.NOAA.org
Keep informed at Chester County DES: www.chesco.org/des

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