Red Cross will open Weymouth shelter in advance of winter storm Toby

The American Red Cross will open a shelter in Weymouth and stage personnel for two more shelters on Wednesday in advance of winter storm Toby, which is expected to impact much of the Commonwealth.

The nor’easter is forecast to bring snow and winds and the potential for coastal flooding to the Cape, Islands, and southeastern Massachusetts tomorrow. Much of the state is under a winter storm warning, with snowfall totals expected to be as deep as 12 inches in some parts of the state.

The shelter will be opened at the Weymouth Senior Center, 182 Green St., at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

Volunteers also will stage personnel and shelter supplies in Fall River and Mashpee so that they will be ready for storm response, if needed.

Visit for the latest on shelters and other storm response information. 

DPW makes sand – and sandbags – available to residents

Hull DPW Director James Dow posted the following news item this morning:

Due to pending torrential rains and potential localized street and neighborhood flooding, the Department of Public Works is offering free sandbags to any current Hull residents.

Come to the DPW garage at 9 Nantasket Ave. to get the bags. There is a pile of sand out behind the garage in our yard that has a "sand filling station".

There is a shovel at the sand pile and you must fill the bags yourself. If you have physical limitations or are unable to fill and load them, please come into the office and we will do our best to assist you if personnel are available.