Shelters for Hurricane Sandy


The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania has opened the shelters listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all are pet friendly.

Shelter information is subject to change based on weather conditions and shelter demand. Find out more about being prepared for a hurricane

Philadelphia: (NOW OPEN)

  • West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street
  • Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Avenue
  • Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon Street

Delaware County: (All open Monday 10/29 at 9 am) Not Pet Friendly (but could change)

  • East Lansdowne Elementary, 401 Emerson Ave, Lansdowne 19050
  • Ridley Middle School, 400 Free Street, Ridley Park, 19078
  • Showalter Science & Discovery School, 1100 W. 10th St., Chester, 19013

Bucks County: (Different opening times) Pets TBA

  • Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930 (Opens TONIGHT 7pm)
  • Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am)
  • Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am)

Montgomery County: (All open at 7pm Sunday)

  • Pottstown High School, 750 North Washington St., Pottstown 19464 (full time veterinarian on site)
  • Cheltenham High School, 500 Rices Mill Road, Wyncote 19095 (full time veterinarian on-site)
  • Norristown High School, 1900 Eagle Dr., Norristown 19403

Chester County: (All open at 7pm Sunday)

  • Avon Grove High School, 257 E. State Road, West Grove 19390
  • Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan Avenue, Exton 19341

About the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania: The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross is not a government agency. All Red Cross assistance is free of charge. Financial contributions are always welcomed and needed and can be made by going to


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