List of Lowndes Hurricane Shelters

| September 1, 2016

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LOWNDES Co. – Several shelters will be open tonight as Hurrican Hermine approaches Lowndes County.

  • The City of Hahira is working with the Hahira United Methodist Church to provide a shelter as Tropical Storm Hermine moves through the area. The shelter will open at 9 p.m. at 100 East Stanfill St. For more information, call (229) 245-5270.
  • Mathis City Auditorium at 2300 N. Ashley Street will be open overnight for anyone who does not have adequate shelter during the storm. The shelter, which will be operated by the American Red Cross, will open at 7 p.m.
  • LAMP (Homeless Shelter) has chosen to open an emergency shelter for those seeking shelter from the storm this evening.  LAMP will be open to non-residents so long as we have the room.  The address is 714 Charlton Street, phone number229.245.7157 x227.

The American Red Cross is working alongside community partners to provide safe lodging. Right now, Red Cross has 5 shelters scheduled to open tonight for those affected by Hurricane Hermine. Additional shelters will be opened if needed. The Red Cross will continue to monitor and respond to other areas as storms roll through the state this week.

Red Cross shelters provide the immediate emergency needs of those affected, including a safe place to stay and food to eat. The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to an emergency shelter to bring personal items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and important documents. It’s also important to remember special items for children such as diapers, formula, toys and other items for family members who have unique needs.

SHELTER LOCATIONS SET TO OPEN

Tift County
Tift County Recreation Center
401 Victory Dr, Tifton, GA 31794

Lowndes County
Mathis Municipal Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street, Valdosta GA 31602

Ware County
Waycross Middle School
700 Central Ave, Waycross, GA 31501

Coffee County
Center Square Complex Exhibit Hall B
200 South Madison Avenue Douglas, GA 31533

Wayne County
Wayne County High School
1 Jacket Drive, Jesup, GA 31545

How to Find a Red Cross Shelter:
The fastest way to find an open Red Cross shelter is to visit redcross.org or view open shelters through any of our free mobile disaster apps. The shelter information on redcross.org is automatically refreshed every 30 minutes to show the latest data. If you don’t have access to a computer or smart phone, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected to your local chapter. Alternatively, try calling 211, if this service is available in your area, or your local emergency management office of help.

PLEASE HELP NOW
The Red Cross needs your support to help people affected by disasters big and small. People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief to support disasters big and small. You can help by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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