UPDATE: Shelters Opening at Central Regional HS, Silver Ridge Park West
With colder temperatures coming, shelters being opened for warmth
Berkeley Township is opening two shelters for residents who still have no power, so they can stay warm as temperatures continue to drop.
The main gymnasium at Central Regional High School will open at 2 p.m., said Mayor Carmen F. Amato. A second shelter is opening at the clubhouse in Silver Ridge Park West, Amato said. Initially it was to be at Silver Ridge Park East, but a larger number of homes in the Silver Ridge Park West area are without power, necessitating the move, he said.
"JCP&L is sticking to its seven to 10 days before power is completely restored," Amato said. "It's not coming back on as fast as we'd like."
Neither location is a Red Cross shelter, Amato said, so those seeking shelter at either location should bring sleeping bags or blow-up mattresses, pillows or other bedding and can bring non-perishable food as well.
Residents also should bring any and all needed medications with them to the shelter.