Volunteers needed at town’s emergency shelter
Town Administrator Bruce Keiser recently met with state Department of Environmental Management Director Fred Pease, Acting Police Chief Angela Denault and emergency shelter volunteer John McCauley to develop the first stage of preparation for hurricanes.
The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and will run through November. The town is looking to increase volunteer resources and is asking anyone interested in serving as a shelter volunteer to visit or call Town Hall at 423-7200. The emergency shelter on the island has been designated at Melrose Avenue School. The school has been equipped with a 150-kilowatt generator that it purchased and installed five years ago. The shelter can provide 75 displaced people with shelter and food for as much as 72 hours due to a disaster like a hurricane.