The local chapter of the American Red Cross is opening emergency shelters for anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In Rutland, a shelter opens at 7 p.m. at the Leahy Center at the Rutland Medical Center, 160 Allen Street,. This is a Red Cross operated shelter.
As of 4 p.m., Twin Valley High School at 1 School Street in Wilmington opened as a shelter. This is a Red Cross operated shelter.
And in Winhall, a shelter has been opened at the Mountain School, 9 School Street in Bondville. This is a community-operated shelter that has opened utilizing Red Cross cots and blankets and will be receive Red Cross support as needed.