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Pr. William shelter to close Friday, another to open

Thursday - 9/15/2011, 8:44pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- The emergency shelter in Prince William County that is currently housing many who lost their homes to flooding last week will close on Friday, but another shelter will be opened for those who still have no place to live.

The Red Cross operated shelter at the Dale City Recreation Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, according to a news release from Prince William County. Those who still find themselves without shelter can move into another temporary shelter at the First Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, Virginia, which will operate from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23.

County officials say they have assisted many people in finding more permanent housing, however, "the challenge of relocating and finding a new home can take time, and for those still without more permanent housing will have another week or so to do so."

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