This is a message from the Wareham Police Department. The Wareham Police Dept. and Emergency services is initiating a voluntary evacuation. It is Recommended that all residents in low lying areas move to higher and safer ground. There is a shelter located at 48 Marion Rd. the Multi Service center next to the town hall. Any residents who require transportation or evacuation are instructed to contact the Wareham Police Dept. at 508-295-1212 to obtain those services.
Due to power outage any traffic lights out should be treated as a stop sign.
As Hurricane Sandy continues to move closer to New England and make landfall in the northeast, Verizon continues to take aggressive measures to prepare our network. We have been in contact with state emergency services and other utilities gathering information and coordinating preliminary crisis response. Verizon will continue to monitor the path of Sandy and stand ready to restore service to all customers who may be impacted by this storm. The following helpful information and Verizon contact numbers will help residents and your municipality deal with telecommunications related issues due to the storm. Verizon’s toll free number 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) and website www.Verizon.com/support may be posted to your Municipal website and public access channels.
The Wareham storm shelter, located at #48 Marion Road, became operational at 8:00 am this morning. All Wareham residents, especially those who reside in low lying, flood prone areas, are advised that shelter is now available. There have been no evacuation orders issued or suggested at this time. This press release has been issued as a notification that shelter services are offered. Residents are reminded of the following shelter information:
- Bring blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags.
- Bring all medications you may need.
- Bring personal hygiene items.
- Bring baby formula, diapers, etc…
- Bring contact lens solution.
- Bring anything else that you may need to sustain your health.
No pets are allowed at the shelter.