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Update: Emergency shelters closing throughout Capital Region


ALBANY, NY - Due to milder than predicted weather conditions, and a smaller sheltering population and need, the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region is closing some of the shelters that were opened yesterday for Hurricane Sandy.

The following shelters are closing today in ARCNENY:

Red Cross Managed Shelters:

Dutchess County -1 p.m.
Red Hook High School

103 West Market Street, Red Hook NY


Essex County -1 p.m.
Town of Jay Community Center

11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912


Montgomery County -1 p.m.

Fonda Fultonville School

112 Old Johnson Road, Fonda NY


Montgomery County -1 p.m.

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School

1 West Street, Fort Plain NY


Montgomery County -1 p.m.

Ralph McNulty Academy

60 Brandt Place, Amsterdam NY


Schoharie County -1 p.m.

Middleburg High & Middle School

291 Main Street, Middleburg, NY


Ulster County - 2 p.m.

Trudy Farber Resnick Center

50 Center Street, Ellenville, NY


Ulster County - 2 p.m.

SUNY New Paltz

1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY


Ulster County - 2 p.m.

The Andy Murphy (Midtown) Neighborhood Center

467 Broadway, Kingston, NY


Partner Shelters:

Albany County -1 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church

12 Launfal Street, Albany, NY


Columbia County -1 p.m.

Taghkanic Fire Department

518d Route 82, Craryville, NY



More Shelters:

Albany County - Open - 10/29/2012 Clarksville Shelter - 58 Verda Avenue, Clarksville, NY #518-768-2318

Adams, Berkshire County: 12 p.m. - The Adams' Visitors Center will be opened at noon as a town shelter. Pets are allowed into the shelter only if they are crated with their own food.

Bethlehem, Albany County: The Bethlehem Community Church, 201 Elm Ave, will be opening a shelter, in response to Hurricane Sandy, at noon today, Monday, October 29th. Depending on the severity and longevity of the storm. The shelter is scheduled to be open for 72 hours.

Greenwich, Saratoga County: The Village / Town of Greenwich and Easton have established a Shelter for anyone needing to evacute there home due to power outages or flooding issues. The shelter area is Christ the King on Burton road and will be open from 2pm today till further. If you do not have an emegency but need assistance getting to the shelter please call 692-9002.

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County: The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga will remain open every day during this week's storms. The facility is equipped with a generator should the area suffer a power outage. We invite members as well as non-members to come to the Center if they are in need of a place to spend the day during the bad weather.  Guests can play pool, watch TV, read in the Library or enjoy many daily activities. The Center is located at 5 Williams Street behind St. Peter's Church and is open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.  For additional information, please call 518 584-1621.

Coeymans/Ravena: The Town of Coeymans / Village of Ravena Emergency Operations Center will open a shelter for anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Shelter will be open at 2pm on Monday and is located at the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School. Anyone with questions regarding the shelter should contact the Coeymans Police at 756-2059. Anyone with special needs is again reminded to make arrangements as early as possible and not to wait until the height of the storm to come to a shelter. You may bring your pets with you.


Rutland, VT -- As of 7:00 p.m. tonight, the Leahy Center at the Rutland Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT will be open.  This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

Wilmington, VT -- As of 4pm this afternoon, Twin Valley High School, 1 School Street, Wilmington, VT, has opened as a shelter.  This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

Winhall, VT – At this time, a shelter has been opened at the Mountain School, 9 School Street, Bondville (Winhall), VT.  This is a community-operated shelter that has opened utilizing Red Cross cots and blankets and will be receive Red Cross support as needed.


All future shelter locations will be announced as opening information is determined. Information on shelters is available at the Red Cross public shelter site-finder, http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter, and via the Hurricane App that can be downloaded free at iTunes and Google Play.

The shelters will remain open until they are no longer needed. Red Cross workers will continue to work with all the families involved until all of their emergency needs are met.

The Red Cross will provide food, beverages, a safe place to sleep, health and mental health services for those in need. People coming to the shelters should bring:

  • Bedding for each member of the family (although the Red Cross has some bedding available, we are asking people coming to the shelter to bring their own bedding to ensure we can give comfort to as many people as possible)
  • Diapers and formula for children
  • Prescription medicines
  • Toiletries
  • Food for special dietary needs

Please note that the only animals permitted in Red Cross shelters are service animals; for safety and health reasons, they cannot accommodate pets.

Not all shelters open at the same time, to find the shelter closest to you that is, open please download the Red Cross Hurricane App or visit http://www.redcross.org/nss.

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