Issaquah Community Center shelter is open for another night
January 21, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
UPDATED — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2012
The 24-hour shelter at the Issaquah Community Center is open for another night Saturday, as power returns to many customers and the need decreases.
The shelter, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., hosted 24 people overnight Friday, as power remained out for many residents in the Issaquah area. Many other people stopped in throughout the day for snacks and warmth.
The shelter is scheduled to close Sunday, American Red Cross officials announced Saturday night.
Meanwhile, city crews and residents continued recovery efforts. Only a section of a Squak Mountain street — Southwest Ellerwood Street — remained closed Saturday afternoon, after crews toiled Friday to clear downed trees from roadways.
Community Emergency Response Teams also fanned out across the city to distribute leaflets about the community center shelter, a joint effort between the city and the American Red Cross.
People intending to spend the night at the shelter should bring prescription and emergency medications; extra clothing, pillows, blankets, toiletries and other comfort items; and important documents.
Families with infants and children should bring diapers, formula and toys.
The shelter does not allow pets, except service animals for disabled people. Call the Red Cross at 206-323-2345 to learn more.