Washington County Emergency Shelter 

Washington County will soon have a new regional emergency shelter.Calais officials and the Washington County Community College have formed a partnership to provide another one.They are using a $47,000 grant from homeland security to buy a generator for Saint Croix Hall. Then, it can be a designated Red Cross shelter.The Saint Croix Hall student center already has kitchen and shower facilities. “Part of the shelter is going to be accessible to pets because there’s a need to bring pets when you go to a shelter.” Said W.C.C.C. President William Cassidy. “We are merely enhancing what’s available to better protect and better serve our communities.”Officials plan to have everything ready for emergencies by the end of May.