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Red Cross Shelter Will Open at Noon Monday in Bethlehem

The first Lehigh Valley shelter for residents affected by Hurricane Sandy will open at noon Monday in Bethlehem.

The American Red Cross will open an evacuation shelter at noon Monday, Oct. 29, at 2121 City Line Road in Bethlehem to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The shelter is a joint regional effort with Lehigh and Northampton counties emergency management services.  

The Red Cross will provide cots and blankets, breakfast, snacks and beverages. The local Salvation Army will serve lunch and dinner. The building entrance and parking lot will be clearly marked with Red Cross signs.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

People may bring their pets, which will be housed in a pet shelter co-located with the Red Cross shelter and operated by Lehigh Valley CART (County Animal Response Team). Please bring a leash and other supplies for your pet.

The pet shelter will also open at noon Monday.


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Cynthia Ann Hoistion Ruiz October 29, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I sure hope they open something out here towards Trexlertown or surrounding area. I am thankfully on the second floor, and I always have emergency supplies, however some people either do not have the money or the transportation to get the items they will need. Needless to say if they do need help, Bethlehem is a bit far for people to go. NOTE: if you know me personally, you have my phone number, call me if you need help.
jennifer October 29, 2012 at 03:23 AM
The American Red Cross will announce shelter locations for Lehigh County in the am. You can also download the American Red Cross App on your Iphone or Droid by searching "REDCROSS" This app has a ton of great information as well as all of the current shelter locations.
karen October 29, 2012 at 04:32 AM
i also live on 2nd and 3rd floor apt thankfully my neighbor has a grill we can at least cook on if we can be outside,,,if u have elderly neigbors please check on them and please pet owners bring them indoors if u can

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