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Shelters Housed Some People Overnight

Almost 30 people using county facilities

By Saturday evening, 28 people and two pets made their way to the opened for the storm. No one has sought refuge at the two recreation centers opened by Clarkstown. One of them, the Street Community Center, lost power at about 6:30 a.m.

The Office of Emergency Management reports 12 people including a couple with an infant are housed at the field house of Rockland Community College. The field house lost power around 5:30 a.m. and is using back-up generator power. It is the county’s only pet-friendly shelter and two cats are there as well.

The shelters opened at three high schools have a total of 16 people: two at Tappan Zee High School, three at Nyack High School and 11 at North Rockland High School.

The shelter locations, which have cots, are:

  • Rockland Community College at 145 College Road in Ramapo
  • North Rockland High School at 106 Hammond Road in Thiells
  • Nyack High School at 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack
  • Tappan Zee High School at 15 Dutch Hill Road in Orangeburg 

The other location open to residents is Congers Community Center, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, which is scheduled to stay open until 6 a.m. Monday. The Street Community Center at 31 Zukor Road, New City, was expected to stay open since power was lost just before daylight.

 

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