Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Thousands of people from all along the East Coast have sought refuge from Hurricane Sandy in American Red Cross Shelters. Sandy has since been downgraded to a post-tropical storm, but if shelters are needed here in Central New York, the Red Cross is ready.
The Red Cross has several area shelters on standby in the event of widespread power outages. If needed, there will be three in Onondaga County, and two each in Oswego and Madison counties.
The Red Cross has already deployed more than 1,300 disaster workers to help those affected by the storm.
To find a shelter near you visit the Red Cross website
or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. You may also want to consider downloading the Red Cross Hurricane app
; the information will be posted there as well.
NewsChannel 9 will also keep you informed as to where and when shelters will be set up.