Chesterfield opens shelter as Sandy nears

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Officials in Chesterfield County said Monday morning a shelter has been opened for residents in the county impacted by Hurricane Sandy. 

The shelter, located at Meadowbrook High School at 4901 Cogbill Road in North Chesterfield, opened at 10 a.m.

Additional info about the shelter: 

Anyone going to the shelter should leave pets at home or with someone to care for them, or may drop them off at the county’s Animal Shelter, located at 9300 Public Works Road, Chesterfield. Any pets brought to Meadowbrook High School will be taken to the Animal Shelter and be cared for by Animal Control officers there.

Helpful things to bring to the shelter include identification, pillows and blankets; materials for any special needs, such as baby formula, diapers, prescription medications, etc; as well as books, puzzles or other entertainment for children being brought to the shelter.

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office will provide lunch for those in the shelter and dinner will be provided by the American Red Cross.
General District Court will close at noon today.

All Parks and Recreation activities in county schools, parks and ball fields are canceled Monday, October 29.The Rockwood Nature Center, Bensley and Ettrick Community buildings, the County Museum and Magnolia Grange also are closed Monday. Ettrick library will close at 3 p.m. Monday.

The Chesterfield County General Registrar’s office will be open until 5 p.m. for absentee voting. The address is 9849 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA23832.

For updates, visit http://www.chesterfield.gov or http://www.facebook.com/chesterfieldva.