PRESS RELEASE: What to Bring to a Shelter

Seeking shelter in nor’easter: what to bring

 

The worst of the storm is over, but your home may still be without power. With thousands of outages being reported throughout the state, heading to a shelter might be your best bet for the time being. So, what do you bring? We suggest preparing a go bag for at least three days, and including the following:

 

  • Medications
  • Glasses
  • Important personal paperwork
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Warm clothing
  • Sanitation/ personal care products
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Extra cash

We currently have shelters open on Cape Cod at the Falmouth High School, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and at Nauset Regional High School. Tisbury Elementary School on Martha’s Vineyard is also sheltering people.

 

We will open shelters at Plymouth South High School, Attleboro High School, Weymouth High School, Bridgewater High School and Durfee High School in Fall River.

 

Our partners in these cities and towns have been working hard to provide a safe warm place for our clients.

 

Though the driving ban has been lifted urge people to stay off the roads and in their homes. Please be careful shoveling, and be sure to check on your neighbors. For more winter safety tips, please visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm.

 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

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