Red Cross shelters open in Georgia for Hurricane Matthew

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – As Hurricane Matthew heads toward coastal Georgia with strong winds and heavy rains, the Red Cross is helping to aid those looking to evacuate.

Matthew is expected to drop heavy rains and bring high storm surges, damaging winds, and dangerous rip currents.

“This is a powerful storm and people should get ready now,” said Chris Baker, Disaster Officer for Georgia’s Red Cross. “If someone is asked to evacuate, they should leave. We’re collaborating with our local emergency partners and will have shelters available where they can escape the dangers of the storm.”

7pm Bibb Hephzibah Children’s Home 6601 Zebulon Rd.

Macon, GA  31220

7pm Colquitt First Baptist Church 400 Main St.

Moultrie, GA 31768

9pm Emanuel


Swainsboro Rec. Dept. 632 McLeod Bridge Rd.

Swainsboro, GA 30401

7pm Lowndes Park Avenue Methodist Church 100 E. Park Ave.

Valdosta, GA 31602

7pm Peach Peach County Fire Station 6 1770 U S Hwy. 341

Fort Valley, GA 31030

6pm Richmond Trinity on the Hill

United Methodist Church

1330 Monte Sano Ave.

Augusta, GA 30904

If someone is coming 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.

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