Red Cross Shelters Hundreds as Sandy Hits

Hundreds of people, dozens of pet seek shelter from the storm.

The American Red Cross worked with local and county governments to set up 14 shelters in the suburbs and the city of Philadelphia. All together the Red Cross reports 619 people and 53 pets were sheltered from the storm in five Southeastern Pennsylvania locations:


East Lansdowne Elementary       14 people

Showalter S & D                              10 people

Ridley Middle School                     17 people


West Philly High School             243 people, 8 pets

Roxborough High School               55 people, 6 pets

Samuel Fels High School                81 people, 15 pets



Avon Grove High School                58 people

Lionville Middle School                  16 people 7 pets



Pottstown High School                  25 people, 3 pets

Cheltenham High School               10 people

Norristown High School                 30 people



Palisades High School                     6 people, 5 pets

Pennsbury East High School         52 people, 9 pets

Council Rock North HS                  2 people


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