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PA 'megashelters' offer aid to other states

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Oct 30, 2012 1:15 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- People from New Jersey and New York who have been displaced by superstorm Sandy could find shelter in Pennsylvania.

Governor Corbett says two "megashelters" will be established at West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University.

The facilities set to open at 1 and 2 p.m., respectively, will be able to house 1,800 people combined.

The commonwealth is also sending emergency workers to disaster areas in New York and New Jersey to help with recovery efforts.

The Governor says 923 people are in Red Cross shelters statewide.

There are 11 shelters in 10 midstate counties. 

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