Red Cross Shelters Open for Storm Victims

Shelters will be open throughout the day in several towns because of heavy rains swelling rivers that are already high and they are expected to remain open through the night.

  • East Lyme Community Center, 37-45 Society Road
  • East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road
  • Fitch High School, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton
  • Griswold Fire Department, at 883 Voluntown Road in Jewett City
  • Middletown High School, 311 Hunting Hill Ave., Middletown
  •  Leonard J. Tyl Middle School, 80 Chesterfield Road, Montville
  •  New London Senior Center, 120 Broad Street, New London
  • Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich 
  • Old Lyme Middle School, 49 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
  • Stonington High School, 176 South Broad Street in Pawcatuck, Pawcatuck/Stonington

If you need shelter, bring any personal care items you will need, including toothbrushes, toothpaste and other toiletries, and any prescription medications you must take on a regular basis. Shelters will have basic nutrition provisions, including hot and cold beverages and snacks or meals.

“We work closely with local communities and with the State of Connecticut to make sure that we support their efforts to keep Connecticut residents safe during the storm,” American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter Deputy Response Officer Carolyn Carlson said.  “Thanks to our volunteers, we have a strong, well-prepared team to respond to this storm.”

Gov. M. Jodi Rell also activated the State of Connecticut Emergency Operations Center in response to the storm.

People looking for more information or storm-related help should call their local town halls or the non-emergency telephone number of the local police department.

Use 911 only in the event of a true emergency. 

You can reach the American Red Cross by calling 1 (877) CTRedCross (287-3327).

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