The Putnam Examiner

Putnam County Announces Opening of Two Overnight Shelters

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From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the Putnam Valley Senior Center and the William Koehler Memorial Senior Center will be utilized as shelters, according to Putnam County Officials.

Both the Putnam Valley Senior Center in Putnam Valley and the Koehler Senior Center in Mahopac have been used as comfort stations during the day since Tuesday.

The shelters are available for those persons who are still without power.

Putnam County Officials ask that only those individuals in real need of shelter utilize this service as space is limited. The shelter will provide a place to sleep which includes bedding.

The Putnam Valley Center will provide food during the shelter hours only. At 8 a.m. it reverts back to a comfort station.

The Koehler Senior Center will not be providing food.

Showers are not available at either location.

“Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is opening this service to provide for the challenges that are being faced by many families in our community,” a press release stated. “This shelter opening will be for a limited period based on the needs of the community while Putnam County continues to experience power outages.”

The Putnam Valley Senior Center is located at 117 Town Park Lane off of Oscawana Lake Road and the telephone number is (845) 808-1730 or (845) 808-4000.

The William Koehler Memorial Senior Center is located at 180 Route 6, Mahopac. The telephone number is (845) 808-1734 or (845) 808-4000.

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