List of area storm shelters

| April 5, 2017

LOWNDES Co. – The American Red Cross has released a list of community shelters or “safe haven” shelters open throughout South Georgia that are offering a safe place for residents to go.

These residents are being encouraged to bring snacks, water and other items as these shelters will not be providing amenities to our knowledge.

These are not Red Cross shelters as others have been identified to open if that specific need arises.

Lanier County

  • Lakeland United Methodist Church (80 W Main St, Lakeland, GA 31635) will open as a pre-storm shelter. Call 229-482-5070 for information.
  • The Church of God (435 S Oak St LakelandGA 31635) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Full Circle Ministries (86 E Patten Ave Lakeland, GA 31635) will open as a pre storm shelter

Lowndes County

  • Mathis Auditorium (2300 North Ashley Street) will open at 3pm as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Grace Fellowship Church (1304 W. Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • New Horizons Shelter (714 Charlton St, Valdosta, GA 31601) under Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, Inc. has a shelter option for homeless individuals and families.

Coffee County

  • Hope Center (508 Spring Oak St, Douglas, GA 31533) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • First Baptist Church (124 N Gaskin Ave, Douglas, GA 31533) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Senda De Vida Church (4065 Highway 441 South, Douglas, GA 31533) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Cook County
  • Cook County Middle School Gym (1601 N Elm St, Sparks, GA 31647) will open as a pre-storm shelter.

Telfair County

  • Southside Baptist Church (47 Parker St, McRae, GA 31055) will open as a pre-storm shelter.

Wilcox County

  • Wilcox County Courthouse (103 N Broad St., Abbeville, GA 31001) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Hwy 129 S, AbbevilleGA 31001) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Rochelle City Hall (410 Stephens St, Rochelle, GA 31079) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Rochelle Baptist Church (701 Gordon St., Rochelle, GA 31079) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Pineview Community Center will open as a pre-storm shelter.
  • Pitts Community Center will open as a pre-storm shelter.

Ben Hill County

  •  Dept. of Leisure Services (816 North Main Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750– 229-446-5050) will open as a pre-storm shelter. 
  • Senior Citizen Center at 253 Appomattox Rd., Fitzgerald, GA 31750– 229-426-5185) will open as a pre-storm shelter.
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