Red Cross closing one shelter; four others remain open
Last Modified: February 19. 2013 2:49PM
Mina Hontz, a volunteer in the agency‚??s disaster center, said no decision has been made yet regarding when the other centers will close.
‚??We‚??re gong to hang in there,‚?Ě Hontz said. ‚??We don‚??t know if the temperatures are going to drop. If power is not back on, people could be cold. As long as we have a place that‚??s lit up and heated, they‚??re going to come looking for us.‚?Ě
Anticipating widespread power outages from Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross opened shelters Monday at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Dallas High School in Dallas and the Hazleton High School.
Turn out at the shelters centers was less than expected as the storm did not cause as much damage as anticipated in many areas in Luzerne County.
Hontz said no one sought shelter at the Wyoming Area center, while Dallas and Hazleton had one person each there as of noon today. GAR served a total of 37 people, of which 28 remain there, while LCC served 13 people.
‚??We lucked out so far, but we don‚??t know what‚??s going to come after this,‚?Ě Hontz said.
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