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October 29th, 2012

Shelters Open In Three Cities in OC

GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana, working with Social Services Commissioner David Jolly, the Red Cross and local municipalities, announced that the following County shelters will be available for residents during Hurricane Sandy for overnight accommodations today:


Newburgh Armory Unity Center

321 South Williams Street

Newburgh, NY 12550

Available as of 2:00 pm


Emergency Housing Group

38 Seward Avenue

Middletown, NY 12550

Available as of 2:00 pm


Port Jervis Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School

929 Route 209

Cuddebackville, NY 12729

Available as of 5:00 pm


The above shelters are accepting pets, however, they must be in appropriate cages, and pet food is the responsibility of the owner.


Residents are advised to bring blankets and pillows, as well as personal items including prescription medication if sheltering. 


Additionally, a Reception Center is also open in Port Jervis for residents to keep warm and to receive information on the storm, with the ability to also provide transportation to a shelter if necessary:


Port Jervis Middle School

118 West Main Street

Port Jervis, NY  12771


County residents are advised to call 2-1-1 for their nearest shelter.

New York State residents may call 1-888-769-7243 for questions about the Hurricane Sandy.

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