Red Cross closes storm shelters

4:36 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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The American Red Cross has closed emergency shelters it opened in the wake of Friday's ice storm.

Seven shelters were opened early Friday morning, but the Red Cross says they were not used because power outages were not as widespread as expected.

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The American Red Cross will open six emergency shelters in anticipation of inclement weather. The shelters will be located in Anderson, Campbell, Jefferson and Knox Counties.

The shelters are available to stranded motorists or local residents who have lost power to their homes.

First United Methodist Church
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Opens Friday 5:00 a.m.

Anderson High School
130 Maverick Circle
Clinton, TN
Opens Friday 5:00 a.m.

Caryville Elementary School
120 Cardinal Circle
Caryville, TN
Opens Friday 3:00 a.m.

Jellico High School
141 High School Lane
Jellico, TN
Opens Friday 3:00 a.m.

Jefferson City Community Center
1247 Tennessee 92 Jefferson City, TN
Opens Friday 6:00 a.m.

American Red Cross
6921 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN
Open 4:00 a.m.

The Blount County Red Cross Shelter has opened a shelter at the main Blount County Red Cross building on Robert C. Jackson Street in Maryville.  It will remain open indefinitely.

As of 12:00 p.m. Friday, there were no residents in the shelters.

The Red Cross recommends having the following items on hand in a convenient spot:
• At least a 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and non-perishable food
• A flashlight, battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and extra batteries
• A well-stocked first aid kit
• A 7-day supply of medications and medical items
• Supplies for babies and pets.

Additional information on what supplies to have and what to do before, during and after a winter storm is located at

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