11/1/2017 - American Red Cross Shelter established at the Brewer Auditorium
The City has verified that the Brewer Auditorium, located on Wilson Street in Brewer, is an American Red Cross designated shelter with food and cots available for sleeping. Given that weather conditions overnight in Bangor include temperatures in the low 40s, Bangor residents without power are encouraged to seek shelter at the Brewer Auditorium. For those unable to get to the Brewer Auditorium, the Bangor Police Department will arrange for transport; please contact the Police by calling (207) 947-7384.
Hot Showers – Available now, must bring own supplies (towels, soap, etc)
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street – Hot showers are available tonight until 6:00 PM and all day tomorrow from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, please enter the facility via the Southwest entrance (accessible via the upper parking lot).
James F. Doughty School, 143 Fifth Street – Hot showers are available tomorrow from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Power Outage Update
Emera crews are currently focusing on the Webster Avenue substation, which is the primary source of power for the west side of Bangor. Power is anticipated to be restored to neighborhoods near Fairmount Park and Hammond Street. Emera crews are also working on restoring power to the east side of Bangor, including Broadway, the Tree Streets, Little City and Essex Street. Emera did not provide restoration times for the Capehart area.
Area Hotel Availability
The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau is maintaining a listing of hotel availability in the Greater Bangor area on their website, https://www.visitbangormaine.com/power-check-deals/. Some hotels are offering special promotions for customers without power.
Bangor area schools are in session tomorrow with a 2-hour delay. Superintendent Betsy Webb asks that students dress in layers.