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.
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."