Metro Atlanta's Red Cross and Georgia chapters statewide are continuing to respond to Wednesday's severe weather that caused extensive damage in Bartow and Gordon counties.
The Red Cross said dozens of volunteers were mobilized Wednesday and many more are on stand-by.
The Northwest Georgia Chapter (Rome) has opened the following shelters for displaced families in hard-hit Bartow and Gordon counties:
The Manning Mill Youth Facility, 163-B Manning Mill Rd., Adairsville, GA
Belmont Baptist Church, 126 West Belmont Dr., Calhoun,GA 30701
The shelters will provide meals, cots, blankets, health support and a safe refuge for the people whose homes have been damaged or destroyed. The Salvation Army is partnering with the Red Cross to serve meals in the shelters and from canteen vehicles in the community.
On Thursday, six Red Cross damage assessment teams will canvass communities to pinpoint areas of need in northwest Georgia.
The Northeast Georgia Chapter (Gainesville) has also been working closely with emergency partners to respond to pockets of need in Fannin and Towns counties, where at least 4 families have been displaced.
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