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County Shelter open at 8pm Tonight, Oct 28, 2012

Release Date: October 28, 2012

County Shelter open at 8pm Tonight, Oct 28, 2012

Sussex County Emergency Management Coordinator Sheriff Michael Strada and County Administrator John Eskilson would like to announce that the Sussex County Vo-Tech School will be opening for any Sussex County resident with sheltering needs. The Vo-Tech school is located on Rt. 94 in Sparta Township and will be opening tonight October 28, 2012 at 800pm. Individuals utilizing the shelter are encouraged to bring their own toiletries, medications, blankets, and snacks for themselves. We will have meals to provide individuals. The shelter will be domestic animal friendly however you will need to bring your own food for your pet, and make sure your animals are leashed or in a crate. The shelter will be open for the duration of the storm and after the storm to assist our county residents. The shelter will be in operation 24 hours a day staffed by the Red Cross, the Sussex County Cert team, and the Sussex County Sheriffs Office. Should the media have further questions please call or e-mail Sheriff Strada. Be safe and be careful.

Thank you,

Sheriff Michael F. Strada
Sussex County Sheriff's Office
39 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: 973-579-0850
Fax: 973-579-7884