UPDATE: Council Rock North Shelter Not Pet Friendly

The shelter has a generator and shower facilities.

UPDATE: As of 5 p.m., the Red Cross gave the following counts for local shelters:

Council Rock North HS: 1 person

Palisades High School: 3 people, 1 pet

Pennsbury East High School: 17 people

UPDATE: The hurricane shelter at Council Rock North is not pet friendly as previously reported. 

The Following Shelters are open in Bucks County:

  • Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville (Pet friendly)
  • Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills (Pet friendly)
  • Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown. (Not pet friendly)

Sunday 8 p.m.

A hurricane shelter has been set up at Council Rock High School North, Matt Gerhard, Newtown Fire Association Station 55 Battalion Chief, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.

It will open 9 a.m. Monday.

Gerhard said the facility is pet-friendly and has a generator and shower facilities. 

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This is the full post:

"All Newtown residents are urged to use extreme caution due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Expect power outages, flooded or obstructed roadways and downed trees as well as wind damage. Make sure you keep all cellular devices charged, and ready any candles and/or flashlights you may have. Do not run any generator or fuel operated equipment indoors. If you live in flood prone areas, be prepared to evacuate. Do not go around any roadway barriers and do not approach any standing or moving water caused by flooding. A shelter has been established at Council Rock High School North, at 62 Swamp Rd, which also has a generator and shower facilities. The shelter is pet friendly. Stay tuned for more information."

Ellen October 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Kara, can't anything be done to stop these fdsa fdsa postings? Thank you Mr. Gerhard and Newtown Fire Association for the shelter at North
Kara Seymour October 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM
As stated several times before that spammer is a perpetual problem and we are doing everything we can to block them. We've deleted dozens of usernames but they keep posting under different usernames. We've attempted to ban their IP address and that doesn't work either. The comments appear on the stream without my knowledge. I delete them when I see them but I'm not on the computer 24/7 so some slip through the cracks. I understand it's annoying but I'm doing the best I can to prevent the spam.
Anne October 29, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Newtown Fire Associate just posted that North is NOT animal friendly. Can you clarify? Thanks!
John Larkin October 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Any word as to why CR North is not animal friendly and if there's a closer alternative to Fairless Hills or Kitnersville? Those are longer drives than I'd like to take in a hurricane and I'm not leaving my pets behind.
Virginia Hartman October 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Why is CR North Not pet friendly? All the shelters in Philly are and it's too dangerous to drive any distance to the next closest shelter. Can't leave the pooches at home. This is no help at all!


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