Frederick County emergency management partners announced that the shelter at the Department of Aging headquarters will remain open at least until 8:00 p.m. tonight, at which point an evaluation of the need to operate overnight will be made based on the needs of residents for overnight sheltering.
The warming centers at Frederick County Brunswick, Walkersville, Woodsboro and Urbana fire stations closed at 5:00 p.m. today.
The warming centers and shelter opened yesterday at 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively, and were available for citizens who encountered significant power outages due to the ice storm.
Frederick County Citizens Services Division staff will keep the shelter open at the Department of Aging, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, Md.
The American Red Cross has provided a limited number of cots and emergency supplies at the shelter, but citizens are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and other personal items, if they so desire.
A limited amount of snacks and beverages will be provided.
Everyone is welcome at shelter and there is no cost for the services.
The American Red Cross, Citizens Services Division, Emergency Management Division, Health Department and Department of Social Services are working together to serve the citizens who visit the shelter.
No pets are allowed at the shelter.
For more information, contact the Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness at 301-600-6027 or via e-mail at em@FrederickCountyMD.gov.