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Brookhaven sets up emergency warming shelters
by Staff Reports
February 11, 2014 08:17 PM | 1690 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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 Hwy., Brookhaven

DeKalb Fire Station No. 2
1316 Dresden Drive, N.E., Brookhaven

Cowart Family/ Ashford Dunwoody YMCA
3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road

“Safety is paramount during this storm. We want to make sure people have a warm, safe place to ride out the weather in the event they are without power or are stranded on the roads,” Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura said.

Brookhaven police officers will be stationed at each center location. Guests will be able to charge cell phones and seek comfortable refuge until power is restored and/or roads are safe for travel.

“We are grateful to DeKalb Fire Station No. 2 and the YMCA for partnering with our police department to help make refuge locations as accessible as possible for those in need,” Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said.

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

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