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  • American Red Cross Shelter established at the Brewer, Maine Auditorium

    The Brewer Auditorium, located on Wilson Street in Brewer, is an American Red Cross designated shelter with food and cots available for sleeping. Given that weather conditions overnight in Bangor include temperatures in the low 40s, Bangor residents without power are encouraged to seek shelter at the Brewer Auditorium. For those unable to get to the Brewer Auditorium, the Bangor Police Department will arrange for transport; please contact the Police by calling (207) 947-7384.

    Hot Showers - Available now, must bring own supplies (towels, soap, etc)
    Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street - Hot showers are available tonight until 6:00 PM and all day tomorrow from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, please enter the facility via the Southwest entrance (accessible via the upper parking lot).

    James F. Doughty School, 143 Fifth Street - Hot showers are available tomorrow from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

    Power Outage Update 
    Based on information communicated by Emera to City officials, Emera crews are currently focusing on the Webster Avenue substation, which is the primary source of power for the west side of Bangor. Power is anticipated to be restored to neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and Hammond Street. Emera crews are also working on restoring power to the east side of Bangor, including Broadway, the Tree Streets, Little City and Essex Street. Emera did not provide restoration times for the Capehart area.

    Area Hotel Availability
    The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau is maintaining a listing of hotel availability in the Greater Bangor area on their website, Some hotels are offering special promotions for customers without power.

    Bangor area schools are in session tomorrow with a 2-hour delay. Superintendent Betsy Webb asks that students dress in layers.

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  • Don't suffer in the cold- list of warming centers across Maine due to storm

    Let's all make an attempt to check on loved ones and neighbors today! Still allot of folks without power who made need some help. TRICK OR TREAT is tonight gotta use caution on dark streets with no power. There could still be lines down in some areas.


    Androscoggin County: Greene Town Office: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Greene, 220 Main Street
    Open until 4:30pm. Fire Dept is the backup.

    Androscoggin County: Lisbon Town Office: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Lisbon, 300 Lisbon St
    Lisbon Town Office is open with the Community Center as a backup.

    Hancock County: Brooksville Fire Station/Town Office: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Brooksville, 1 Town House Road
    Open 24 hrs.

    Hancock County: Island Community Center: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Stonington, 10 Memorial Lane
    Open from 6:00am until 8:30pm

    Lincoln County: Bristol Mills Fire Station: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Bristol, 1206 Bristol Rd
    Open until 10:00pm

    Lincoln County: New Harbor Fire Department: OPEN
    Warming Center
    New Harbor, 2561 Bristol Rd
    Open until 10:00pm

    Lincoln County: Bristol Fire and Rescue Round Pond Station: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Round Pond, ME-32
    Open until 10:00pm

    Penobscot County: Cross Insurance Center: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Bangor, 515 Main St
    Charging Station

    In Bangor also there will be hot showers at the following locations beginning tomorrow morning. Please bring your own towels and soap:

    James F. Doughty School – beginning at 6:30 am - Tomorrow morning
    Cross Insurance Center – Beginning at 6:30 am - Tomorrow morning

    Penobscot County: Old Town Middle School: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Old Town, 156 Oak St
    Warming/charging center, open until further notice

    Penobscot County: Orono Field House: OPEN
    Emergency Shelter
    Orono, 168 College Avenue
    Will open at 5:00pm as a Red Cross emergency shelter.

    York County: Wells Elementary School: OPEN
    Warming Center
    Wells, 276 Sanford Rd
    Open to Wells residents, Showers available

    Scheduled to Open:
    Penobscot County: Bangor Public Library: WILL OPEN
    Warming Center
    Bangor, 145 Harlow St
    Open from 10:00am until 8:00pm

    York County: Seeds of Hope: WILL OPEN
    Warming Center
    Biddeford, 35 South St
    Open from 9:00am until 1:00pm

    Now Closed:
    Knox County: Hahn Center: CLOSED
    Friendship, 31 Main Street
    Open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm as a charging station

    Penobscot County: Brewer Public Safety: CLOSED
    Brewer, 151 Parkway
    Open as charging station until 9:00pm.

    Penobscot County: Etna Community Hall: CLOSED
    Warming Center
    Etna, 17 Shadow Lane
    Hours 2:00pm to 10:00pm

    Waldo County: Troy Howard Middle School: CLOSED
    Warming Center
    Belfast, 173 Lincolnville Avenue
    Closed at 6 PM.