With the threat of falling limbs and trees causing power outages during the winter storm that moves into the area tonight, several shelters are opening across Metro Atlanta.
The City of Alpharetta is prepared to provide shelter for those impacted. The City will activate all of its fire stations beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night to receive those who have lost power and heat in their homes.
"We will be ready to assist our residents, especially the elderly and those with medical conditions, who need a warm place to wait out this event," said Mayor David Belle Isle. "They can go to any City of Alpharetta fire station for assistance, or for those who cannot safely travel to a fire station, we will come and pick them up."
Alpharetta shelter locations during this winter storm event are:
Those who are unable to travel on their own to one of these stations should call the City of Alpharetta at 678-297-6000 to request assistance.
The Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation will open the Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW from 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10th until further notice to serve as a temporary warming shelter.
Every Fire Station and six police precincts will be open to stranded motorists and residents without power.
A full list of shelters and warming centers are listed below:
The following recreation centers will be open as warming centers. Cots and blankets will not be available at these locations:
Police precincts open for stranded motorists:
Hiram Community Center will be open tonight at midnight (2/11/14) until Thursday (2/13/14) until Noon for Shelter and Stranded motorists.
If you need the Hiram Police Department to check on an elderly person you can make a non-emergency request by calling 770-445-2117 if you have an emergency call 911.
Fulton County's warming centers are listed below:
The warming centers will remain open around the clock. These facilities have cots, blankets and backup generators in the event of power outages.
Fulton County Fire Stations will be available to serve as warming sites and temporary shelters for residents and stranded motorists in the area.
Locations are listed below:
The Fulton County Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing (OETH) is prepared to provide shelter for homeless citizens during the predicted inclement weather of snow/ice. In the event of ice, snow, and temperatures below 40, Jefferson Place Transitional House for men and Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women with Children will provide emergency beds for those without shelter. Jefferson Place has overflow space for 75 men and rooms for women with children are open at Springdale place. OETH is keeping the County's community partners informed of the available spaces for men and women with children.
Citizens in need of shelter can call 404-613-0412 or email OETH Division Manager Leonard Westmoreland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally Fulton County has two shelters open for the homeless:
The shelters will remain open until conditions have improved.
The City of Brookhaven has established three emergency warming shelters for stranded motorists and residents without power.
Emergency warming shelters are located at the following facilities:
Please note that individuals seeking shelter at YMCA will need to contact Brookhaven Emergency Operations Center 404-637-0596 to gain access.
The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency opened three warming centers for those that need a temporary reprieve from the current weather conditions.
The locations are:
DeKalb County has not opened any overnight shelters at this time.
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