Southold Elementary School to open for refuge tonight as temperatures dip

It’s going to get cold tonight (Saturday) and Southold Elementary School is opening its cafeteria doors from 5 to 9 provide the community with a warm, well-lighted refuge.

Members of the school district’s Interact Club, a Rotary International service club for young people, asked the school board to open up the cafeteria, where they will be serving hot chocolate and coffee, said district Superintendent David Gamberg on Saturday.

The temperature in Southold is likely to dip down to the high 30s tonight, with winds around 20 miles per hour well into the evening.

“A lot of people are still without power, and we wanted to offer them someplace warm,” said Mr. Gamberg.

He said anyone is welcome to help out and bring refreshments for the evening and the school may also open its doors tomorrow night, which will also be cold, if people need.

“We have no idea how many people are going to be there,” said Mr. Gamberg.

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