East End Community School Opened as Warming Center for Powerless Portlanders


East End Community School on Munjoy Hill has Been Declared a wqrming center by the City for Portland for Tonight, Sunday, March 24, Starting at 5:00 pm –  through Monday, March 25th at 7:00 am.

The city of Portland announced in mid-afernoon that it is opening a temporary warming center for residents without power and need a warm place to visit, charge electronics or sleep overnight.  The warming center will be located at the East End Community School, 195 North Street on Munjoy Hill and will be open from 5:00 pm Sunday, March 24 until 7:00 am Monday, March 25th.

People without transportation are encouraged to use Greater Portland Metro to travel to the warming center.  The last bus that arrives at East End Community School is at 6:05 pm.  Any elderly or disabled person who would like to use the center, but cannot get there on their own should call RTP at 207 – 774-2066 (available through 9:00 pm), No fares will be charged for anyone traveling to the warming center.  The city would like to remind residents to  please check on any neighbors who may be elderly or physically challenged to ensure they are safe and warm if they do not have power.

Anyone planning to st overnight should make sure they have all necessary clothing, medications, toiletries and a sleeping bag and pillow with them.  Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated.

Accoding to Central Maine Power, there are roughly 15,400 customers in Portland without power as of mid-afternoon today.