American Red Cross opens shelter for residents affected by Bertie County power outage

BERTIE COUNTY (WITN) UPDATE: As of around 3:30 Saturday morning, the shelter is closed.

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The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at the request of Bertie County Emergency Management in Windsor to assist those affected by a power outage.

Red Cross workers are providing a safe and warm place to sleep and support the impacted residents through the night.

At last check there were 122 outages in Bertie County.

The shelter s located at Bertie High School, 715 US Hwy 13 N in Windsor.