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Shelters open across Metro Atlanta

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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.

ALPHARETTA

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:

  • Alpharetta Public Works - 1790 Hembree Road
  • Fire Station #1 - 2970 Webb Bridge Road
  • Fire Station #2 - 3070 Market Place Boulevard
  • Fire Station #3 - 9600 Westside Parkway
  • Fire Station #4 - 575 Park Bridge Parkway
  • Fire Station #5 - 1475 Mid-Broadwell Road
  • Fire Station #6 - 3275 Kimball Bridge Road

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.

ATLANTA

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:

  • Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW, will be open from 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10th until further notice. Cots and blankets will be available.

The following recreation centers will be open as warming centers. Cots and blankets will not be available at these locations:

  • Rosel Fann, 365 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354
  • Adamsville, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Ben Hill, 2405 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • City of Atlanta Fire Stations can be found here: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=221.

Police precincts open for stranded motorists:

  • Zone 1- 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA. 30318
  • Zone 2- 3120 Maple Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Zone 3- 880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Zone 4- 1125 Cascade Cir. SW Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Zone 5- 200 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Zone 6- 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30317

Additional shelters:

  • 24hr Gateway - 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-215-6600
  • Task Force for the Homeless - 477 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-230-5000
  • Fulton County Jefferson Place, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-613-0412
  • Salvation Army - 100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA‎, 404-527-7200‎

HIRAM

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

Fulton County's warming centers are listed below:

  • Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, 515 Johns Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility, 677 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, GA 3031

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:

  • Fire Station #1 - 5165 Welcome All Road, College Park, GA 30349
  • Fire Station #3 - 4035 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349
  • Fire Station #5 - 3175 Bethsaida Road, Fairburn, GA 30213
  • Fire Station #7 - 5965 Buffington Road, College Park, GA 30349
  • Fire Station #11 - 4760 Fulton Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30336
  • Fire Station #13 - 5890 Plummer Road, Atlanta, GA 30336
  • Fire Station #17 - 8675 Ridge Road, Fairburn, GA 30213
  • Fire Station #19 - 3965 Aero Drive, Atlanta, GA 30336
  • Fire Station #23 - 4121 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

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 leonard.westmoreland@fultoncountyga.gov.

Additionally Fulton County has two shelters open for the homeless:

  • Jefferson Place Transitional House for Men, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women and Children

The shelters will remain open until conditions have improved.

BROOKHAVEN

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:

  • Brookhaven Police Department, 2665 Buford Highway, Brookhaven, GA
  • DeKalb Fire Station #2, 1316 Dresden Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA
  • Cowart Family/ Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, 3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Please note that individuals seeking shelter at YMCA will need to contact Brookhaven Emergency Operations Center 404-637-0596 to gain access.

DEKALB

The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency opened three warming centers for those that need a temporary reprieve from the current weather conditions.

The locations are:

  • Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084,
  • Gresham Park Recreation Center, 3113 Gresham Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.
  • DeKalb County Jail at 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

DeKalb County has not opened any overnight shelters at this time.

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