More Hampton residents take advantage of shelters

More Hampton residents take advantage of shelters

More Hampton residents take advantage of shelters

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 28 at 10:39 AM

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HAMPTON-- When the City of Hampton opened their shelters at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 22 were thankful to have a safe place to stay.

By Sunday at 7:00 a.m., there were 37 people. 

"About 20 or so of those in the shelter are from Paula Maria Apartments. Most are elderly or have speical needs, so we decided it was best to remove them," said City spokeswoman Robin McCormick.

A number of homeless people are also being cared for by the Night's Welcome Winter Shelter program. 

Hampton remained under a flood warning from 6 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday and officials were preparing for high sustained winds and flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

All city libraries, community centers and parks were closed Sunday, as was the fishing pier at Buckroe Beach. 

According to officials a decision on Hampton schools will be made on Sunday.

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