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Posted on: December 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Red Cross Shelter Open Through Noon December 21

The local American Red Cross will continue to operate a shelter for people affected by widespread power outages in the Eugene area. The Red Cross shelter at Spencer Butte Middle School will remain open through tonight, December 20, and is scheduled to close tomorrow, December 21, at noon. The decision to close is based on the assessment of community needs and power restoration progress.

The shelter is located at:
Spencer Butte Middle School
500 E 43rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405

Individuals and families affected by power outages and in need of a warm and safe place to stay, meals, shower, access to power outlets to charge cell phones, Wi-Fi and snacks may simply show up to the shelter for help through tomorrow, December 21, at noon.

Community members may call 541-682-5900 for additional information. This number will be staffed December 20 and 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you know of a neighbor or community member who needs help or needs transportation to the shelter, please call 541-682-5900 during operating hours.

Power Outage Safety: Eugene-area residents are encouraged to follow these power outage safety tips. To view a full list of tips, visit:

Lane County Emergency Management has activated a help line at 2-1-1 for people still without power and experiencing a crisis. The help line will give people a number to call to be connected with resources that may assist them with unique needs brought on by the widespread, long-term power outages. The call center will be open Sunday – Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The community is asked to help get the word out.

Additional Important Public Information

The public is asked to call 541-682-4800 to report downed trees or road issues.

Only call 9-1-1 for immediate life and safety emergencies.

To report a power outage, call EWEB at 844-484-2300.

For information about emergency shelter, call 541-682-5900.

Remember that carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas, and extended exposure can lead to death. 

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