Shelters open in Pulaski and Giles counties due to power outages
Pulaski County and the Red Cross are opening a shelter at Pulaski Elementary School at 3 p.m. today. The shelter will remain open overnight if needed, according to Assistant County Administrator Robert Hiss.
According to Appalachian Power, there are about 7,400 customers without power in Pulaski County.
The elementary school is located at 2004 Morehead Lane, near U.S. 11.
Two warming stations are open in Giles County for individuals without heat or for those who need to use nebulizers, Giles County Administrator Chris McKlarney said.
The Giles Rescue Squad building and the Pembroke Fire Department Activities building will be open as long as they are needed, he said. Both locations opened at 3 p.m.
The rescue squad building is in the Mountain View Industrial Park in Pearisburg. The fire department is located on Cascade Drive in Pembroke.
More than 6,300 people are without power in Giles County, according to Appalachian Power.
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