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October 31, 2012

Sandy Update – 3 Shelters Open/Delayed State Opening

Due to weather conditions, the opening of all State of Vermont offices will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30th. All employees designated as essential personnel for reduced workforce situations, including Corrections, Public Safety, Institutions and Transportation Maintenance, should report for work as normally expected.

Employees should be advised to monitor the Vermont.gov website (http://www.vermont.gov/portal), the DHR website (http://humanresources.vermont.gov/services/emergency_closing ) and the DHR hotline (802-828-0352) for further developments.

The Red Cross has also opened three shelters:

• Rutland, VT -- As of 7:00 p.m. tonight, the Leahy Center at the Rutland Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT will be open. This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

• Wilmington, VT -- As of 4pm this afternoon, Twin Valley High School, 1 School Street, Wilmington, VT, has opened as a shelter. This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

• Winhall, VT – At this time, a shelter has been opened at the Mountain School, 9 School Street, Bondville (Winhall), VT. This is a community-operated shelter that has opened utilizing Red Cross cots and blankets and will be receive Red Cross support as needed.

The following are numbers should be used by the public in the specific circumstances outlined.

In case of an emergency: 9-1-1

For shelter information, evacuation information, and other disaster resources: 2-1-1

Road Closures: 5-1-1 or www.511vt.com

If there is damage to your home, if you see road damage, or if you need any resources: contact your town.

If you see a downed power line: contact your local utility

Web Resources:

VEM Web Site: http://vem.vermont.gov

For more preparedness tips visit: http://vem.vermont.gov/preparedness.

For road closures call 511 or visit: www.511vt.com.

Weather Forecast: www.weather.gov/btv or http://www.erh.noaa.gov/aly/

Vermont Emergency Management on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement

Media inquiries can be directed to Vermont Emergency Management Public Information Officer Mark Bosma at 802-241-5238 or 800-347-0488.

Source: Vermont Emergency Management
Last Updated at: October 31, 2012 08:13:59
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