AUGUSTA, Maine — A dozen shelters have opened across Maine for people needing refuge as heavy rains and gusting winds arrive ahead of Hurricane Irene.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency says shelters are opening Sunday in Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook, Bridgton, Portland, Windham, Thomaston, Wiscasset, Islesboro, Saco, Wells and South Berwick.
The National Weather Service says power outages are expected Sunday, with the heaviest rains and strongest winds expected in the afternoon and into the night.
Below is the shelter status as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
This information will continue to be updated.
Mainers may also call the state’s 211 information hot line for shelter information.
Scarborough High School
11 Municipal Drive/259 US Route 1
South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Road
Westbrook High School
125 Stroudwater Street
Bridgton Community Center
15 Depot Street
Thomaston: Watts Hall
170 Main Street
Wiscasset Community Center
242 Gardiner Road
Greenwood: American Legion Hall
585 Gore Road
South Paris: Paris Fire Station
137 Western Avenue
Woodstock: Woodstock Fire Station
26 Monk Avenue
American Red Cross, Midcoast Chapter
Topsham 73 Eagles Way
150 Alumni Drive
Saco Community Center
75 Franklin Street
Wells Elementary School
276 Sanford Road
South Berwick: Marshwood High School
260 Dow Highway, Route 236