Emergency Public Shelter Locations

 

In an emergency affecting a large percentage of the community, it may be necessary to open designated shelters. In extraordinarily difficult situations, Community-Based and American Red Cross shelters may be operating. Emergency management officials at all levels of Government here in Maine and the leadership of Maine-based chapters of the American Red Cross want to be sure you know where to go when looking for shelter.

Community-Based Shelters:

* Before a disaster strikes, identify the shelters in your area. A Community-Based shelter or warming centers are usually operated by local citizens for local citizens. Refer to the list provided on this web site.

* In the event of a necessary evacuation watch local community cable channels or Maine news stations on NBC, ABC or CBS. Listen to local radio programming (WKTJ, WTOS, WHOM). It may be necessary to contact your town office, emergency manager or fire station to find which shelters are available. It is likely that all listed shelters will not be open.

* For the most up-to-date immediate information, go to www.franklincountyema.org

American Red Cross Shelters:

Maine-based chapters of the American Red Cross (ARC) have identified several facilities across the state that can be used as shelters, but only a few of them are usually open at one time, depending on the scale of the disaster. Below, are the best ways to find out where the nearest, open ARC shelter is at the time of the disaster:

* Watch your local TV station or listen to your local radio station for news on where ARC shelters are open.

* Call 2-1-1 for the open ARC shelter nearest you and for a list of open shelters.

* OR contact your county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) about which shelters are open in your area. (Franklin County EMA 207-778-5892)

* For the most up-to-date immediate information, go to www.maine.gov/mema/about/mema_county.shtml.

If you would like to volunteer for a community-based shelter, contact your local emergency manager or town manager. Or if you’d like to be trained as a volunteer in an American Red Cross Shelter in your area, contact your local chapter of the ARC. (207-795-4004) www.southernmaine.redcross.org.

Franklin County Shelters:

Chesterville Town Office
109 Dutch Gap Rd.
778-2433

Cascade Brook School
162 Learning Lane
Farmington /SAD9/ Pet Friendly
778-4821

Farmington Community Center
Middle St.
Farmington
w/generator
778-3464

Mt. Blue H.S.
129 Seamon Rd.
Farmington
w/ Generator / Pet Friendly / REGIONAL
778-3561

Jay High School
33 Community Drive
Jay
897-3936

Kingfield Elementary School
102 Salem Rd.
Kingfield /SAD 58
w/generator
265-4132

Cape Cod Hill School
516 Cape Cod Hill Rd.
New Sharon / SAD 9, /Pet Friendly
778-3031

Mount Abram H.S.
Salem Rd.
Phillips / SAD 58
w/generator / Pet Friendly/ REGIONAL
678-2701

Phillips Middle School
1401 Rangeley Rd. Rt 4
Phillips
w/ generator
639-2909

Rangeley Lakes Regional School
43 Mandolia Dr.
Rangeley
w/generator / Pet Friendly/ REGIONAL
864-3311

Strong Elementary School
110 Main St.
684-3521

Strong Town Office
17 S. Main St. Rt. 145
Strong
w/generator

Academy Hill School
Depot St.
Wilton
Pet Friendly
645-4488

G.D. Cushing School
585 Depot St.
Wilton
645-2442

Warming Shelters:

Eustis Community Center
Rt 27
Stratton
w/generator
246-6026

Farmington Fire Station
153 Farmington Falls Rd.
w/generator
778-3235

Industry Fire Station
Rt. 148
Industry
w/generator
778-5100

New Sharon Fire Station
Main St.
New Sharon
w/generator
778-3652, 778-2710

Rangeley Fire Station
15 School St
Rangeley
w/generator
652-2429

Strong Fire Station
River Rd.
Strong
w/ generator
684-3713

Weld Town Office
Rt 143
Weld
w/generator
557-1945, 585-2348

East Dixfield Fire Station
Rt. 2
E. Dixfield
w/generator