From the Mayor's Office:
Mayor Scott Jackson and Fire Chief Beradesca report that the Town’s Emergency Shelter will be located at the Hamden High School and will be in operation from Sunday, October 28th at 6:00 PM until Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00 PM.
Hamden High School is equipped with an emergency generator for power. The shelter will be manned by Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in coordination with the Hamden Fire Department.
The Fire Chief reminds citizens that choose to come to the shelter to 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 is expected to hit shoreline communities hardest.
The Town and the Board of Education are working together to provide bagged lunches for people who need shelter, but it is advisable to bring snacks and special dietary needed food for you and your family.
The shelter will accept pets 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.
Hamden is providing regular storm related updates on the Town’s website atwww.hamden.com and via the Town’s social media sites on Facebook at “Town of Hamden, CT” and on Twitter at “@townofhamden”.
If you have general questions about this or other storm related issues, please call 203-230-4000.
For all emergencies – DIAL 911!