Shelters open in Maine to offer refuge from storm

Posted Aug. 28, 2011, at 9:52 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 28, 2011, at 3:48 p.m.

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.

Cumberland County

Scarborough High School

11 Municipal Drive/259 US Route 1

Pet friendly

Open

South Portland Community Center

21 Nelson Road

Open

Westbrook High School

125 Stroudwater Street

Open

Bridgton Community Center

15 Depot Street

Open

Knox County

Thomaston: Watts Hall

170 Main Street

Standby

Lincoln County

Wiscasset Community Center

242 Gardiner Road

Pet friendly

Open

Oxford County

Greenwood: American Legion Hall

585 Gore Road
Open

South Paris: Paris Fire Station

137 Western Avenue

Open

Woodstock: Woodstock Fire Station

26 Monk Avenue
Open

Sagadahoc County

American Red Cross, Midcoast Chapter

Topsham 73 Eagles Way
Open

Waldo County

Islesboro School

150 Alumni Drive

Open

York County

Saco Community Center

75 Franklin Street

Pet friendly

Open

Wells Elementary School

276 Sanford Road

Open

South Berwick: Marshwood High School

260 Dow Highway, Route 236

Pet Friendly

Open

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