MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Residents forced out of their home by the Nor’easter will be able to seek cover at a shelter in Weymouth.
The American Red Cross opened the shelter at Weymouth High School at 4:30 p.m. The shelter is open to members of the public who need assistance following the powerful storm.
This came as the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reported more than 466,000 customers were without power on Wednesday afternoon.
“The Red Cross is working closely with emergency management and government officials in the impacted areas and stands ready to support additional regional shelters as needed,” the organization said.
The Red Cross is telling people that come to the shelter to bring essential items for each member of their family. These items include medications, special dietary foods, extra clothing and chargers for electronic devices.
In addition to opening the shelter, the Red Cross is also assisting people whose homes suffered from significant damage from the storm and is reminding people of how to safely return home.
Weymouth High School is located at 1 Wildcat Way in Weymouth. More information can be found on The American Red Cross of Massachusetts website.