34 stayed overnight at 6 Red Cross shelters, including 4 at Medina

Staff Reports Posted 10 March 2017 at 9:32 am

The American Red Cross is operating six shelters across the Western and Central New York Region and 34 people stayed overnight at the locations, including four at Medina High School last night, the Red Cross said today.

The Red Cross established the shelters after high winds left thousands without power and displaced many others. Volunteers are providing residents in need with a safe, warm place to stay as well as food and water. Health Services and Disaster Mental Health volunteers are also available, and caseworkers will meet with individually with families to assess their needs.

Shelters are currently open at the following locations:

FINGER LAKES CHAPTER (Chapter phone: 607-936-3766):

  • Cross Creek Church (one overnight resident),  3259 Canandaigua Road, Macedon

GREATER ROCHESTER CHAPTER (Chapter phone: 585-241-4400):

  • David Gantt Center (20 overnight residents), 700 North Street, Rochester

WESTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER (Chapter phone: 716-886-7500):

  • Batavia Veterans Administration Hospital, Building 4 (Seven overnight residents), 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia
  • Frontier Fire Hall (Zero overnight residents), 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls
  • Medina High School (Four overnight residents), 2 Mustang Drive, Medina
  • Varysburg Fire Hall (Two overnight residents), 2446 Route 20A, Varysburg

Additional community shelters have been opened by other agencies and many are receiving Red Cross support. The Red Cross remains in constant contact with emergency officials across Western and Central New York, and is prepared to open additional shelters and provide additional relief services as needed, the organization said in a news release.

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