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Red Cross Opens Shelter at St. Joseph Church in Avon Lake

Those without power can also go to Old Firehouse Community Center until 8 p.m.

Power Outage Update from Office of the Avon Lake Mayor:

First Energy’s latest estimate for restoration of power in Avon Lake is 95 percent of the city should have power by Monday night and with a goal of 100 percent of our residents back on by midnight Tuesday.

With this latest information a Red Cross shelter will be opened in Avon Lake at St Joseph Church (32929 Lake Road). This shelter will be open this evening by 8 p.m. The Old Firehouse Community Center on the corner of Lake Road and SR 83 will remain open until 8 p.m. to serve as a reception area for residents who are seeking shelter.

If you require transportation to the shelter please call 440-933-4567 or 440-933-8305. If you plan on using this shelter please bring any personal items such as medications, toiletries and identification. Do not bring valuables. Pets are not permitted in the shelter.

As communications remain interrupted we ask you to to pass along this shelter information to your neighbors and friends.

Two of the city’s polling locations for Tuesday's election remain without power. If there is a need to move your polling location we will notify residents of this change.

Lynn Crevda November 02, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Dont you think someone dropped the ball on this one ?? Opening this is great but its been 4 days since the storm, it should have been open before now.
David Kos November 02, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Lynn, the Lorain County chapter of the Red Cross originally opened the shelter in Lorain shortly after the storm passed. That location was poorly attended as the need in that area was not as great as in Avon Lake. The Red Cross made the right decision to move the location here. Please tell everyone you know that is without power about the shelter. Even if people go for a short time to warm up and have a hot cup of coffee they should go. Also, please encourage anyone that has not signed up for our Code Red service to do so by calling the fire department at 933-8305. Code Red is how the City is communicating with residents about this natural disaster. This is a time to pull together and help our friends and neighbors.

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