Warming centers take edge off chill for powerless

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — After three days without power, the cold can begin to feel unbearable. But you don't need to suffer without heat.

Warming shelters are open in communities across the state. They offer a place to escape from the falling temperatures and maybe charge your electronic devices while you wait for electricity to be restored to your home.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF SHELTERS COMPILED BY THE MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Androscoggin County: Lisbon Town Office: OPEN
Warming Center
Lisbon, 300 Lisbon St
Lisbon Town Office is open with the Community Center as a backup.

Cumberland County: Chebegue Island Hall Community Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Chebeague Island, 247 S Road
Serving Food

Cumberland County: Cumberland Town Hall: OPEN
Warming Center
Cumberland Center, 290 Tuttle Road
Open for warming, charging and restroom use

Cumberland County: Falmouth Memorial Library: OPEN
Warming Center
Falmouth, 5 Lunt Rd
Open as a warming and charging center Tuesday to Thursday 930AM-8PM, and Friday through Saturday 930AM to 5PM.

Cumberland County: Gorham Middle School: OPEN
Warming Center
Gorham, 106 Weeks Rd
Open as a warming and charging center 3:30PM-10PM.

Cumberland County: Great Falls Elementary School: OPEN
Warming Center
Gorham, 73 Justice Way
Open as a warming and charging center 3:30-10PM.

Cumberland County: Long Island Elementary School: OPEN
Warming Center
Long Island, 33 Fern Ave

Cumberland County: North Yarmouth Fire Station: OPEN
Warming Center
North Yarmouth, 463 Walnut Hill Road
Open 24/7 as a warming center, meals and showers available

Cumberland County: Wentworth School Cafeteria: OPEN
Warming Center
Scarborough, 20 Quentin Drive
Open as a warming and charging center until 8PM.

Cumberland County: South Portland Community Center: OPEN
Warming Center
South Portland, 21 Nelson Rd
Open as a warming and charging center

Cumberland County: South Portland Main Library: OPEN
Warming Center
South Portland, 482 Broadway Street
Open as a warming and charging center until 8PM

Cumberland County: Windham Public Library: OPEN
Warming Center
Windham, 217 Windham Center Roa
Open 10AM-6PM for warming and charging

Hancock County: Brooksville Fire Station/Town Office: OPEN
Warming Center
Brooksville, 1 Town House Road
Open 24 hrs.

Hancock County: Dedham Fire Dept: OPEN
Warming Center
Dedham, 8 Bald Mountain Rd

Hancock County: Island Community Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Stonington, 10 Memorial Lane
Open from 6:00am until 8:30pm

Hancock County: Trenton Fire Station: OPEN
Warming Center
Trenton, 59 Oak Point Road
Open from 4:30pm to 9pm. Food served

Kennebec County: Carrie Ricker Middle School: OPEN
Warming Center
Litchfield, 573 Richmond Road
Open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Kennebec County: Mt. Vernon Fire Station: OPEN
Warming Center
Mt. Vernon, 7 Belgrade Rd
Open until 8:00pm

Kennebec County: Ladd Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Wayne, 26 Gott Road
Open from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Kennebec County: Winthrop Ambulance Service: OPEN
Warming Center
Winthrop, 31 Old Western Ave
Open 8:00am to 8:00pm

Knox County: Camp Bishopswood: OPEN
Warming Center
Hope, 98 Bishops Wood Rd
Open 7:00am to 7:00pm

Lincoln County: Alna Fire Department: OPEN
Warming Center
Alna, 1587 Alna Road
Open 7:00am until 10:00pm.

Lincoln County: Bremen Fire Department: OPEN
Warming Center
Bremen, 6 Ledge Lane
Open until 8:30pm

Lincoln County: Bristol School: OPEN
Warming Center
Bristol, 2153 Bristol Rd
Open from 5pm to 8pm.

Lincoln County: Jefferson Fire Dept: OPEN
Warming Center
Jefferson, 204 Waldoboro Rd
Open until 9:00pm

Lincoln County: Somerville Fire Dept: OPEN
Warming Center
Somerville, 941 Rockland Rd
Open from 6:30am to 9:00pm

Lincoln County: Waldoboro Fire Department: OPEN
Warming Center
Waldoboro, 1600 Atlantic Highway
Open until 8:00pm

Lincoln County: Whitefield Fire Dept: OPEN
Warming Center
Waterboro, 26 Townhouse Rd
Open from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Lincoln County: Wiscasset Community Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Wiscasset, 242 Gardiner Rd
Open from 5:00am to 9:00pm.

Penobscot County: Bangor Public Library: OPEN
Warming Center
Bangor, 145 Harlow St
Open from 10:00am until 8:00pm

Penobscot County: Brewer Auditorium: OPEN
Warming Center
Brewer, 318 Wilson Street
Open until 10:00pm tonight, will reopen 11/1 at 6:00am

Penobscot County: Old Town Middle School: OPEN
Warming Center
Old Town, 156 Oak St
Warming/charging center, open until further notice

Penobscot County: Orono Field House: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Orono, 168 College Avenue
Red Cross Regional Emergency Shelter.

Piscataquis County: Milo Town Hall: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Milo, 6 Pleasant St
Community operated shelter - open at 4:00pm

Sagadahoc County: Phippsburg Fire/Rescue: OPEN
Warming Center
Phippsburg, 1060 Main Rd
Open from 9:00am to 5:30pm thru 11/1

Sagadahoc County: Topsham Town Office: OPEN
Other
Topsham, 100 Main St
Entryway open as charging station. Water faucet outside. Open 24/7

Sagadahoc County: Woolwich Fire/Rescue: OPEN
Warming Center
Woolwich, 17 Nequasset Rd
Open from 7:00am to 7:00pm thru 11/1

Somerset County: Forest Hills Consolidated School: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Jackman, 606 Alt Main Trail
Red Cross Managed Regional Shelter

Somerset County: Norridgewock Consolidated Elementary: OPEN
Emergency Shelter
Norridgewock, 26 Mercer Rd
Red Cross Managed Regional Shelter

York County: Goodwin's Miss Fire Rescue: OPEN
Warming Center
Lyman, Route 35
Charging and water jug fill ups.

York County: Saco Transportation Center: OPEN
Warming Center
Saco, 138 Main St
Open as a warming center/charging station until 9:00pm

Scheduled to Open:
Cumberland County: Old Town Hall/Recreation Building: WILL OPEN
Warming Center
Sebago, 418 Bridgeton Road
Open from 6-8PM as a warming and charging center, showers available.

Hancock County: Bucksport Middle School: WILL OPEN
Warming Center
Bucksport, 100 Miles Lane
4:00pm to 9:30pm thru 11/3

Lincoln County: Damariscotta Town Office: WILL OPEN
Warming Center
Damariscotta, 27 Massasoit Dr
For Damariscotta residents, call if needed 592-5454

Lincoln County: Southport Fire Dept: WILL OPEN
Warming Center
Southport, 402 Hendricks Hill Rd
For residents open as needed call 631-1547

Lincoln County: Westport Fire Dept: WILL OPEN
Warming Center
Westport, 644 Main Rd
For residents, call if needed 460-0367

Now Closed:
Androscoggin County: Greene Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Greene, 220 Main Street
Open until 4:30pm. Fire Dept is the backup.

Androscoggin County: Livermore Falls Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Livermore Falls, 2 Main St
Open until 4:00pm.

Cumberland County: Naples Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Naples, 15 Village Green Lane
Open as a warming center, showers available from 8AM-430PM.

Cumberland County: Pownal Town Hall: CLOSED
Pownal, 429 Hallowell Road
Open as a warming and charging center from 9AM-430PM. Showers are available at the Fire Station located at 453 Elmwood Road (not handicap accessible).

Knox County: Hahn Center: CLOSED
Other
Friendship, 31 Main Street
Open from 7:00am to 5:00pm as a charging station, water and cooking facilities available.

Lincoln County: Bristol Mills Fire Station: CLOSED
Warming Center
Bristol, 1206 Bristol Rd

Lincoln County: New Harbor Fire Department: CLOSED
Warming Center
New Harbor, 2561 Bristol Rd

Lincoln County: Nobleboro Town Office: CLOSED
Warming Center
Nobleboro, 192 Route 1
Open until 5:30pm

Lincoln County: Bristol Fire and Rescue Round Pond Station: CLOSED
Warming Center
Round Pond, ME-32

Penobscot County: Cross Insurance Center: CLOSED
Warming Center
Bangor, 515 Main St

York County: Seeds of Hope: CLOSED
Warming Center
Biddeford, 35 South St
Open from 9:00am until 1:00pm

York County: Wells Elementary School: CLOSED
Warming Center
Wells, 276 Sanford Rd
Open to Wells residents, Showers available

More than 400,000 customers of Central Maine Power and Emera lost power in the immediate aftermath of the wind storm on Monday. Although line crews have begun to bring customers back online since the height of the outage, many tens of thousands are still waiting to hear the hum of their lights and heating system turning on.


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