Hamden High School will be available tonight for the second night for anyone needing a place to stay as a quarter of the own remained in the dark Tuesday night in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Hamden High School will be in operation from 7 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday, October 31 at 6 p.m., according to Mayor Scott Jackson and Fire Chief David Beradesca.
The high school, which is equipped with an emergency generator for power, will be manned by Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in coordination with the Hamden Fire Department.
Anyone wishing to utilize the shelter should bring the following items:
- Lite snacks or special dietary food
- Electronics and cell phone chargers
- Change of clothing
Cots, pillows and blankets will be available, but depending on the number of people that need to be accommodated there may not be enough for everyone. Shoreline communities are getting the majority of the commodity supplies from the state due to the fact that the storm hit shoreline communities hardest. It is advisable to bring snacks and special dietary needed food for you and your family.
Pets are accepted only on the following conditions:
- Owners must provide proof of current vaccinations and license, food, medications, carry case for small pets.
- Pets are kenneled in a separate area of the shelter.
- Pets are monitored by our Animal Control personnel.
The shelter will be accessed from the northern side of the building, closest to the Hamden Plaza, through either set of doors and residents will be asked to register upon entry.