The American Red Cross of Massachusetts has shelters open today

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts has shelters open today in southeastern Massachusetts for residents without power after Tuesday’s winter storm.

The Red Cross opened shelters across the eastern Massachusetts Tuesday as Winter Storm Skylar hit New England. At the storms peak, more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts were without power. Shelters are open to provide warmth, lodging, and hot food to residents without power. Nearly 200 Massachusetts residents spent Tuesday night in shelters across the region. With many residents still without power, the Red Cross has five shelters open in Massachusetts tonight for those who continue to be impacted (please see the photograph included below to get an idea of the scale of the ongoing power issues).

Shelters are currently located in:

  • Fall River – Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Ave.
  • Plymouth – Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery St.
  • Sandwich – Sandwich High School, 365 Quaker Meeting House Rd.
  • Harwich – Cape Cod Technical High School, 351 Pleasant Lake Ave.
  • Hyannis – Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Rd.

The Red Cross in conjunction with the Salvation Army will be opening Service Centers in Quincy and Peabody to distribute clean-up and relief supplies to residents affected by coastal flooding. Volunteers will also be doing disaster assessment for financial relief. More than 150 families have received assistance from state and local agencies and non-profits due to coastal flooding.Please share this information with your friends and colleagues in the area who may have been impacted.

Though we hope this is the last winter storm of the season, the Red Cross stands ready to respond to any subsequent weather-related emergencies as they occur. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the Red Cross.