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Oct. 6 – List of Red Cross Shelters in Georgia now open; What to Bring to the Shelter

Category: BOOK OF LISTS

By Lou Phelps, Savannah Daily News

October 6, 2016 – The American Red Cross has opened a number of shelters across Georgia

including the following:

Bibb County: Hephzibah Children's Home, 6601 Zebulon Rd, Macon, GA 31220

Bibb County: North Macon Park, 815 North Macon Park Drive, Macon, GA 31220 (opening at 10 a.m.)

Colquitt County: First Baptist Church, 400 Main St, Moultrie, GA 31768

Emanuel County: Swainsboro Rec. Dept., 632 McLeod Bridge Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Lowndes County: Park Avenue Methodist Church, 100 E. Park, Ave., Valdosta, GA 31602

Peach County: Peach County Fire Station 6, 1770 US Hwy 341, Fort Valley, GA 31030

Richmond County: Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave, Augusta, GA 30904

If someone is going to a shelter, they should bring any prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. They should also include any special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys, and items needed by family members with unique needs.

Any person that elects not to evacuate should be prepared to ride out the storm in a secure area with three days' non- perishable provisions and adequate drinking water, given the potential for loss of power for 72 hours or greater.

Citizens with functional medical needs (FMN) should call the Chatham County Public Health Department at 912-691-7443 for help with finding resources.

Georgia Power has activated their emergency center. They are closely monitoring the storm and power grid. They have initialized preparedness efforts and are ready to respond to any power outages when safe to do so.

For the most up-to-date information, check www.chathamemergency.org

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