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Shelters Open in Wake of Ice Storm [Updated 6:25pm ]

The skies have cleared for the most part today leaving only the cleanup following a two-day ice storm that left some parts of Maine covered in an inch of ice.

As Mainers go about last minute preparations for Christmas, thousands have been plunged into darkness as the state’s utility companies announce this morning as many as 100,000 customers were in the dark as of 5AM.

Maine Emergency Management Agency officials in county EMA offices are keeping an eye on conditions, as is the Red Cross.

Power companies are concerned that much colder temperatures and winds picking up may cause more outages to happen.

MEMA and Red Cross have the following shelters open at this time and we’ll keep this list updated for you.

Currently Open
Androscoggin County: Lewiston High School – American Red Cross Emergency Shelter: OPEN
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
Lewiston, 156 East Avenue
American Red Cross Emergency Shelter – Pet Friendly; Will open at 5 PM.
 
Androscoggin County: Oak Hill Middle School Community Shelter: OPEN
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
Sabattus, 40 Ballpark Road
Community Shelter – Opening at 5 PM; Overnight Shelter/Pet Friendly (bring cages and food); Please bring your bedding, cots (if you have them) and any nonperishable foods for your own consumption. For more information: 844-4530
 
Androscoggin County: Wales Town Office/Fire Station: OPEN
Warming Center
Wales, 175 Centre Road
Residents needing a place to warm up may contact the town at 207-212-2879 and someone will meet them there to open the shelter.
 
Hancock County: Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Blue Hill, 18 Union Street
Blue Hill Town Office Warming Center
 
Hancock County: Warming Center – Brooklin Fire Department: OPEN
Warming Center
Brooklin, 25 Bay Road
Warming Center – Currently Open
 
Hancock County: Brooksville Fire Department Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Brooksville, 2199 Coastal Road
Warming Center – Brooksville Fire Department – Currently Open
 
Hancock County: Miles Lane School Warming Shelter: OPEN
Bucksport, 100 Miles Lane
Warming Shelter – Miles Lane School – Currently Open
 
Hancock County: Ellsworth City Hall – Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Ellsworth, 1 City Hall Plaza
Warming Center – Ellsworth City Hall – Currently Open
 
Hancock County: Ellsworth Middle School: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Ellsworth, 20 Forrest Avenue
 
Hancock County: Hancock Congregational Church: OPEN
Warming Center
Hancock, US Highway Route 1
Hancock Congregational Church Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
 
Hancock County: Orland Fire Department Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Orland, 91 School House Road
Orland Fire Department – Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
 
Hancock County: Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Sullivan, US Highway Route 1
Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center Warming Center: Opening Time: 11:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
 
Kennebec County: Augusta Civic Center – North Wing: OPEN
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
Augusta, North Wing – 76 Community Drive
Augusta Civic Center – Opening at 5 PM; The shelter is providing meals, blankets, and cots; Individuals must provide their own pillows, sheets, and medications; Pet Friendly – owners are responsible for their pets feeding/walking – bring their own cages if available.
 
Kennebec County: Faith Christian Church: OPEN
Warming Center
Gardiner, 280 Brunswick Avenue
9:00 am to 9:00 pm Christmas Eve. Christmas Day, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
 
Kennebec County: Winthrop Ambulance Base: OPEN
Warming Center
Winthrop, 31 Old Western Ave. (Old Winthrop Health Center)
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
 
Lincoln County: Alna Fire Department Shelter: OPEN
Warming Center
Alna, Route 218
Alna Fire Department Shelter – Mainly warming shelter, but will accept overnights. Bring cot, bedding, medications, personal items, and food for your own consumption. It will remain open throughout the duration of the power outages for Alna. POC: 350-5562
 
Lincoln County: Dresden Fire Department Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Dresden, 100 Patterson Road
Dresden Fire Department – Will remain open thoughout the duration of the power outages for Dresden. POC: 737-9434
 
Lincoln County: Faith Baptist Church Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Newcastle, Mills Road
Faith Baptist Church Warming Center – Will remain open as long as there is a need. POC: 592-8700
 
Lincoln County: Wiscasset Fire Department Warming Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Wiscasset, Route 1
Wiscasset Fire Department – Open as a warming center-will remain open throughout the duration of the power outages for Wiscasset. POC: 380-5618
 
Penobscot County: Brewer Auditorium: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Brewer, 318 Wilson Street
 
Penobscot County: Newburg Community Shelter: OPEN
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
Newburg, 2220 Western Avenue
Community Shelter – Currently open and will stay open as long as needed. Cots and food are available. Bring your own blankets, personal items and medications. Pet Friendly: Bring pet food and cages (if available). POC: 478-7498.
 
Waldo County: Troy Howard Middle School: OPEN
Emergency Shelter, Pet Shelter
Belfast, 173 Lincolnville Avenue
722-3015 (Fire Dept)
 
Waldo County: Islesboro Community Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Islesboro, 103 Pendleton Point Road
743-8200/6787
 
Waldo County: Searsport Fire Station (Town and North): OPEN
Warming Center
Searsport, 3 Union Street
548-2302 (Fire Dept) Opening: 10:00 AM; Closing Time: TBD
 
Washington County: Washington County Community College: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Calais, 1 College Drive
 
Now Closed
Knox County: Appleton Fire Station: CLOSED
Warming Center
Appleton, 2845 Sennebec Road
Appleton Fire Station Warming Center – Opening Time: 12 Noon; Closing Time: 6:00 PM; POC: Darryl Grierson 542-5162
 
Knox County: Hope Fire Station Warming Center: CLOSED
Warming Center
Hope, 475 Camden Road
Hope Fire Station Warming Center – POC: Clarence Keller 542-2694
 
Knox County: Union Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Union, 567 Common Road
Union Town Office Warming Center: Opening Time: (:00 AM; Closing Time: 5:00 PM; POC: Kevin Soule 557-1955
 
Knox County: Washington Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Washington, 40 Old Union Road
Washington Town Office Warming Center: Opening Time: 9:00 AM; Closing Time: 5:00 PM
 
 

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