Red Cross Shelter Set Up at Council Rock North

The shelter has a generator and shower facilities.

CORRECTION: Originally it was reported that this shelter was pet friendly. The shelter at Council Rock North is not pet friendly

The two Bucks County shelter locations that are pet friendly are:

  • Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930
  • Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 

    Original article below:

    A hurricane shelter has been set up at Council Rock High School North, Matt Gerhard, Newtown Fire Association Station 55 Battalion Chief, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.

    It will open 9 a.m. Monday.

    Gerhard said the facility is pet-friendly and has a generator and shower facilities. 

    Click here to follow Newtown Fire Association on Facebook.

    This is the full post:

    "All Newtown residents are urged to use extreme caution due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Expect power outages, flooded or obstructed roadways and downed trees as well as wind damage. Make sure you keep all cellular devices charged, and ready any candles and/or flashlights you may have. Do not run any generator or fuel operated equipment indoors. If you live in flood prone areas, be prepared to evacuate. Do not go around any roadway barriers and do not approach any standing or moving water caused by flooding. A shelter has been established at Council Rock High School North, at 62 Swamp Rd, which also has a generator and shower facilities. The shelter is pet friendly. Stay tuned for more information."

    michelle grundahl October 29, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    Please ask matt to email buckscart@gmail.com or request assistance from Bucks EMA regarding animals.
    Kelcey Meadows Lucas October 29, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    I'm confused, is it pet friendly or not? I'm hearing that all the red cross shelters in bucks county are pet friendly EXCEPT for Council Rock but this article says they are? please clarify!
    Amy October 29, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    I received an email from Bucks EMA that said: "As of 9AM Toaday, October 29th, The Following Shelters are open in Bucks County: Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930 Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 " Palisades and Pennsbury East ARE ANIMAL FRIENDLY. Council Rock North Animals are not permitted."
    Jennifer Mohan October 29, 2012 at 04:05 PM
    Thanks Kelcey and Amy! I just received the same information as well. I have amended the article to reflect the correction.


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