Emergency Shelters Open During The Storm
The number of power outages are growing on the Southcoast and many emergency shelters are opening for tonight. Here's where you can go to stay warm in the storm.
Fairhaven: Hastings Middle School on School Street is open as an emergency shelter. There are cots, a nurse, electricity & heat as well as some food, though people heading to the shelter are asked to bring snacks. You are also encourage to bring any medications or equipment you need, cell phones and chargers. Pets are not allowed.
New Bedford: The Sister Rose House on Division St. will be open for residents needing shelter. For information on what to bring you can call 508-997-3202.
Fall River: Kuss Middle School on Globe Mills Ave has been opened by the Red Cross as a shelter. Residents heading to the shelter are asked to bring medications, personal hygiene products, identification, cell phones and chargers as well as a change of clothes. They also remind parents to bring things to entertain any children they may be bringing with them.
Rochester: The Council on Aging on Dexter Lane is open as an emergency shelter for those needing to stay warm in the storm.
Freetown: The Council on Aging on Chace Rd in East Freetown is open for those seeking shelter from the winter weather.
All shelters say they will be open until further notice pending the duration of the storm and area power outages.