Shelters have been opened in the following locations for those in need during Hurricane Sandy.


  • A resident shelter opened at 7 p.m. Sunday at Oscar Smith High School, 1994 Tiger Drive. Bring adequate water, food, medical supplies, bedding and comfort items.
  • Medical needs shelter for those needing electricity for medial equipment opened at 7 p.m. Sunday at Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Parkway.
  • A pet shelter opened at 7 p.m. at River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway. Domestic animals only, with an exception of snakes. Owners should bring food, a towel, medications and crates or cages.


  • Phoenix School, located at 1061 Big Bethel Road. Shelter is pet friendly. Those going to the shelter should bring medications, air mattresses, blankets and pillows, diapers, toys, games, books, food and water. Pet owners should bring a cage or crate, food and water, shot records and medications for pets.


  • Bayview Recreation Center (pet friendly), 8613 Willow Terrace. Pets include dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents or turtles. Reptiles (other than turtles), fish, insects and farm animals are not allowed.
  • Campostella Elementary School, 1106 Campostella Road
  • Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Boulevard
  • Granby High School, 7101 Granby Street

Anyone going to the shelter should bring bedding materials, toiletries, medicine and food.

Newport News

  • Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane (dogs and cats allowed only). Bring medications, air mattresses, blankets and pillows, reading materials and games, toiletries, clothing, water, food, first aid kit, radio, flashlight and batteries,


  • Lakeview Elementary School, 1300 Home Avenue

Virginia Beach

  • Birdneck Elementary School, 957 S. Birdneck Road
  • Animal Care and Adoption Center will house pets for those using the Birdneck shelter, 341 S. Birdneck Road.

York County/Poquoson joint shelter

  • Grafton School Complex, 403 Grafton Drive in Yorktown, starting at 6 p.m. Sunday.
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