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As Temperature Drops, Residents Urged to Seek Shelter

Throughout the Northeast, a rapid temperature drop is forcing residents left without heat or power from Hurricane Sandy to seek shelter.

Plummeting temperatures are forcing many people to scramble for shelter after their homes were left without heat from Hurricane Sandy.

Temperatures in Salisbury Township are expected to drop to the low 30s tonight, according to the National Weather Service. One death in the Lehigh Valley has already been attributed to hypothermia.

Lehigh University has advised students to seek shelter if their dorm rooms lack heat.

People using generators are urged to use caution. One death has been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning, with several additional people treated for poisoning throughout the Valley

The Red Cross also has an App that will help you locate a shelter near you. 

Currently, public shelters are available at the following locations. Click the shelter name for additional information (what to bring, etc...): 

Bethlehem City Shelter

Allentown Fairground Shelter

East Stroudsburg Supershelter

Saucon Valley Middle School (SV residents primarily, but open in dire straits)

If your pets need a place to shelter, the Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team will open a 24-hour animal shelter at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Dieruff High School.

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