The primary public emergency shelter for Needham is the High School at 609 Webster Street because of it's central location. The School has emergency power and the gym can be converted to provide a safe sleeping area for many Needham residents by setting up cots that are permanently stored there. There are vehicles available to pick up residents that are unable to reach the shelter themselves. The shelter operation would be announced using local media or the telephone notification system. If you have not added yourself to the Needham MA Emergency Notification list (SwiftReach 911
) you can do so by following the link.