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Brookhaven Sets Up Emergency Warming Shelters

Guests will be able to charge cell phones and seek comfortable refuge until power is restored and/or roads are safe for travel.

The City of Brookhaven has established three emergency warming shelters for stranded motorists and residents without power. Credit: Patch file
The City of Brookhaven has established three emergency warming shelters for stranded motorists and residents without power. Credit: Patch file
From the City of 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:

1. Brookhaven Police Department

2665 Buford Highway, Brookhaven, GA

2. DeKalb Fire Station #2

1316 Dresden Drive NE, Brookhaven, GA

3. Cowart Family/ Ashford Dunwoody YMCA

3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road (see note)

“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 #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 YMCA will need to contact Brookhaven Emergency Operations Center 404-637-0596 to gain access.

You can review the safety tips and sign up for Brookhaven Police Department alerts here.

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