Chesapeake announces available shelters

Posted at 1:57 PM, Oct 28, 2012

Here is a list of shelters that will open at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday:


The City of Chesapeake will open a Storm Shelter tonight, Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Oscar Smith High School, 1994 Tiger Drive. Residents who decide to come to a shelter need to understand that conditions are extremely basic. Residents should bring adequate food, water, medical supplies, bedding and comfort items for each member of their family for a stay of at least 48 hours due to the anticipated severity of the storm. Shelters provide a safe, dry location during the storm. In addition, access to electrical power (other than lighting) is extremely limited or may not be available at all.


The City will open a medical needs shelter for residents who are oxygen dependent or who need electricity for medical equipment  today Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Parkway.  This shelter is intended for those whose medical needs cannot safely be met at home during the storm.

The shelter does not take the place of a hospital and is intended only for those whose conditions are stable. A primary caregiver should accompany each individual to the shelter to provide support.

Residents coming to the shelter need to bring durable medical equipment and oxygen tanks, medication and supplies, personal care items, special foods, and vital documents. Service animals only are permitted. They must also bring their own bedding and comfort items.


A Pet Shelter will open tonight at 7:00 p.m. at River Crest Community Center,   1001 River Walk Parkway. The shelter will accept domestic animals only, with the exception of snakes which are not permitted. Owners should bring food, a towel, any medications, and their animal’s crate/cage, if possible. Loaner crates are available as supplies permit. Birds and pocket pets MUST be in their own cages. Pet owners will be provided shelter at Oscar Smith High School and owners will be allowed to return to the Pet Shelter to walk and visit their pets as weather conditions permit.

Residents with questions or concerns should call: 382-2489