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Emergency Shelter Opens at Sussex Central High School near Georgetown

Date Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
Categories:  DEMA

(Smyrna) – Due to flooding in the Long Neck and Oak Orchards areas of Sussex County, officials are relocating some residents to an emergency shelter that has opened at Sussex Central High School near Georgetown.

Officials with the Delaware Division of Public Health remind people being evacuated from the flooding will be allowed to bring their pets and companions animals, including cats, dogs, and other small animals.   Pet food, water, medicines, cat litter, and bedding should be brought along with the animal.  Public Health Office of Animal Welfare volunteers will be staffing the shelter to help with the animal boarding and providing of basic needs.

The Public Health Office of Animal Welfare can be reached at 302-255-4646 to answer questions about pet and companion animal sheltering and management during the storm.


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