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Hurricane Shelters Open Across Delmarva

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James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury is a hurricane shelter for Wicomico County. (Photo: WBOC) James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury is a hurricane shelter for Wicomico County. (Photo: WBOC)

There are now shelters open across Delmarva for people who have had to evacuate their homes because of Hurricane Sandy.

The shelters are opened at the following locations:


New Castle County

William Penn High School
113 Basin Road
New Castle, DE 19720

Middletown High School
120 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709

Kent County

Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge
760 Moose Lodge Road
Camden-Wyoming, DE
Opening their ballroom now - people should bring own supplies and personal belongings

Dover High School
1 Pat Lynn Drive
Dover, DE 19904

Smyrna Middle School
700 Duck Creek Parkway
Smryna, DE 19977

Sussex County

Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958

Indian River High School
29722 Armory Road
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Milford Middle School
612 Lakeview Avenue
Milford, DE 19963

With the exception of Indian River High School, all shelters in Delaware are pet-friendly.    


Caroline County

Colonel Richardson High School and the Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company

Dorchester County

Cambridge South Dorchester High School
2475 Cambridge Beltway
Cambridge, MD 21613-3680

North Dorchester Middle School
5745 Cloverdale Road
Hurlock, MD 21643

Kent County

Kent County Community Center, Worton

Queen Anne's County

Kent Island High School and Centreville Middle School

Somerset County

Washington High School
Old Princess Anne Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Talbot County

Easton High School
723 Mecklenburg Ave.
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-4180

Wicomico County

James M. Bennett High School
300 East College Ave.
Salisbury, MD

This shelter is pet-accommodating.
Worcester County

Stephen Decatur High School,  Snow Hill High School and Pocomoke High School.

Pet-friendly shelters: Stephen Decatur Middle School, Animal Control in Snow Hill and Pocomoke High School.


Accomack County

Nandua Middle School
26350 Lankford Highway, Onley

Arcadia Middle School
29485 Horsey Road, Oak Hall

People who stay at an evacuation shelter are recommended to bring the following items for each member of their family:

  • Prescription and emergency medication
  • Medical equipment such as a wheelchair/walker, oxygen, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Pillows
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small board games
  • Books for entertainment
  • Specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions
  • Basic snacks
  • Baby food and formula
  • Diapers
  • Beach chair or camp chair
  • Identification
  • Insurance papers
  • Other comfort items

Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who are elderly or disabled. You may not bring illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or weapons into the shelter.

Please remember, this is an evacuation shelter and while food and drinks will be provided, other amenities may not be available.

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