11/1/2017 - Warming centers, charging stations and other emergency relief available for those without power
The designated Red Cross shelter at the University of Maine New Balance Field House has closed. The City is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update should another Red Cross shelter be identified in the Bangor area.
The City has established a number of locations in Bangor that the public can use to stay warm, charge devices and/or medical equipment, and get a hot shower.
Charging Stations & Warming Centers - all municipal buildings are open, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, for charging devices and staying warm. Bangor Parks and Recreation and the Bangor Public Library will be open later this evening until 8 PM.
Hot Showers - available immediately at the following locations, please bring own supplies (including towels, soap, etc):
James F. Doughty School - located at 143 Fifth Street
Cross Insurance Center - located at 515 Main Street, the public can enter the facility via the Southwest entrance
Emergency Food Assistance
For those that currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, please contact DHHS at 1-800-432-7825 or 207-561-4100 for emergency food assistance. All other Bangor residents can contact the City's Department of Health and Community Services at 207-992-4530 to discuss the options available to those without power.
Power Outage Update
Emera, assisted by Bangor Public Works crews, are working on Webster Ave., near the intersection with New York Street. A portion of Webster Ave. will be blocked off due to down power lines. The City requests that the public avoid the area so that crews can make necessary repairs.
Emera reports that 90% of all customers without power in Bangor will have power restored by 10 PM Friday, with almost all remaining customers restored by Sunday.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.