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Saugerties shelter opened after heavy rains strand festival attendees

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Saugerties after heavy rains this weekend flooded a festival, preventing attendees from leaving.

The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region has opened the shelter following this weekend's Hudson River Project Music Festival at the nearby Winston Farm.

Heavy rains on Sunday flooded parking areas and prevented many Festival attendees from leaving in their vehicles. The shelter was opened at the request of the Ulster County Director of Emergency Services.

The shelter is located at the Kiwanis Ice Rink at 6 Small World Avenue in Saugerties. Currently, festival promoters are coordinating charter buses to transport people from the festival to the shelter.

Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to staff and supply the shelter, and additional shelter sites have been identified in the event they are needed. At this time, the Red Cross anticipates that this will be an overnight shelter operation.

Anyone looking for information on the shelter should contact the Red Cross Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter at 845-471-0200.

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