Henrico to open emergency shelters at 6 p.m.

Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-29 17:00:07-04

From a news release from Henrico County: 

Henrico County will open emergency shelters for residents at 6 p.m. at Elko Middle School, 5901 Elko Road; and at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road.

Food and bottled water will be provided; residents with special dietary needs should bring their own food. Blankets and basic bedding will be provided; residents should bring their own pillows, toiletries, medicines and other comfort items. Residents are welcome to bring their electronic devices for recharging.

Pets are allowed at the shelters. With the exception of service animals, pets will be kept in a separate location at the shelter. Residents will need to provide food for their pets.  

Residents can call the Henrico storm hotline at (804) 501-7900 for more information.