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Sunday, October 28, 2012

List of Hurricane Shelters Open in Delaware

The American Red Cross says there are now shelters open throughout the state of Delaware for residents who have had to evacuate their homes because of Hurricane Sandy.
The shelters are at the following locations:
New Castle County
William Penn High School
113 Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720
Middletown High School
120 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Kent County
Dover High School
1 Pat Lynn Drive
Dover, DE 19904
Smyrna Middle School
700 Duck Creek Parkway
Smryna, DE 19977
Sussex County
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Indian River High School
29722 Armory Road
Dagsboro, DE 19939
Milford Middle School
612 Lakeview Avenue
Milford, DE 19963
All shelters in Delaware are pet-friendly.
The Red Cross encourages those who plan to stay in a Red Cross evacuation shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family:
  • Prescription and emergency medication
  • Medical equipment such as a wheelchair/walker, oxygen, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Pillows
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small board games
  • Books for entertainment
  • Specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions
  • Basic snacks
  • Baby food and formula
  • Diapers
  • Beach chair or camp chair
  • Identification
  • Insurance papers
  • Other comfort items
Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who are elderly or disabled. You may not bring illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or weapons into the shelter.
Please remember, this is an evacuation shelter and while food and drinks will be provided, other amenities may not be available.

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