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County Executive Leopold Keeps South County Senior Center Shelter Open

Will Remain Open until 8 p.m. Saturday

Annapolis, MD (February 16, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold announced this morning that the South County Senior Center will remain open to accommodate Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City residents who are still without power.

"When I heard that the County still had sixteen-thousand people without power this morning, I made the call to keep the shelter open," said County Executive Leopold. "Along with the twelve residents that stayed overnight, a mother brought her two children in this morning, and I am sure there are more families that can benefit from this shelter, Mr. Leopold added. The County Executive opened and personally visited the South County Senior Center yesterday.

Transportation to the South County Senior Center is still available by calling the Office of Emergency Management at (410) 222-0600.

The County Department of Health, Social Services and the Red Cross continues to staff the shelter. Anyone wishing to use the shelter is encouraged to bring personal hygiene items, comfort items, activities for their children, ready to eat snacks, bedding and medications.

If no other options are available, pets may be brought to the shelter where Animal Control staff will accept and transport animals to the Animal Control facility in Millersville. Pets will be cared for there until pet owners can return home. Pets should be crated if at all possible.

The South County Senior Center is located at 27 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater.


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