American Red Cross to Transition Southbury Senior Center Shelter at Noon; Brookfield Shelter Remains Open
Red Cross Continues to Provide Services in Storm Impacted Communities
FARMINGTON, Conn., (May 18, 2018) The American Red Cross shelter located at the Southbury Senior Center will transition to the Town of Southbury at noon on Friday, May 18, 2018. Individuals and families needing assistance may visit Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road, Southbury. The Southbury Senior Center will resume normal operations at noon on May 18.
The Red Cross continues to operate a shelter at Brookfield High School after wide-spread power outages and damage caused by Tuesday’s severe weather. The shelter is currently open and available to individuals and families who need assistance. The shelter is operated in coordination with the Town of Brookfield. The Red Cross is working closely with emergency management and government officials in the impacted areas.
The Brookfield Shelter is located at:
Brookfield High School
45 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield
Individuals evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of their family, including:
- Prescription and emergency medications
- Foods that meet special dietary requirements
- Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
- Chargers for any electronic devices
- Books, games and other forms of entertainment
In addition to operating the shelter, the Red Cross has been out in impacted areas providing water and snacks to those in need. The Red Cross is also providing assistance to residents whose homes have sustained significant structural damage. If you are in need of Red Cross assistance, please call 1-877-287-3327.
The Red Cross wants those in the impacted communities to be mindful when returning home or out and about in the area and provides the following safety tips:
- Stay away from storm-damaged areas to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms.
- Continue to listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or to local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions, as access to roads or some parts of the community may be blocked.
- Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or disabled.
- Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.
- Watch your animals closely. Keep them under your direct control.
All Red Cross assistance is provided free of charge and made possible by the generosity of the public. To donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. To become a Red Cross volunteer visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.