Red Cross: Number of shelters now eight
As people returned to their homes or made other arrangements, the Red Cross reduced the number of shelters it had open from 17 to eight, said Craig Cooper, national spokesman at the American Red Cross on Long Island.
Still, as the weather turned colder Wednesday, shelters saw a small uptick in the number of people coming in because they have no power or heat at home, he said.
Shelters were housing just under 2,000 people Monday night as the storm hit, with that figure dropping to around 1,400 Thursday, he said.
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Shelters that are still open are:
Sachem East High School, 177 Granny Rd., Farmingville
Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Rd., South Huntington
Nassau Community College, Building P, Garden City East