As Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward the state, police sent out an alert tonight that the Monroe Senior Center will be open as an emergency shelter at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.
The Senior Center is located at 235 Cutlers Farm Road. It is open to people of all ages. Pets that have been vaccinated for rabies are welcome in carriers (bring proof of the vaccination). Those using the shelter are asked to bring their own bedding.
In the message to residents, police said:
"We ask that before the storm hits, you remove decorations, signs, etc., that may become airborne and dangerous during the heavy winds. More information on storm preparation can be found at www.ready.gov. We urge all residents to be prepared for a prolonged weather event and expected power outages."
"As with any weather event, we caution all citizens to be aware of downed power lines, and to stay away from them as they may be live. 911 is for emergency calls only, but the main police department can be accessed at 203-261-3622. Please stay in your homes, and off the roads unless absolutely necessary."
Code Red messages will go out as more information is available, police said. Monroe Patch will relay information to you as well. Get the scoop first by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook and signing up for free email breaking news alerts.