Red Cross on alert as temperatures drop

Red Cross on alert as temperatures drop

Record low temperatures are expected in South Georgia overnight, and shelters expect to see more people filing in Thursday night.

The Salvation army and Albany Rescue mission are two locations where folks can go to stay warm tonight.

Red Cross officials have been in contact with area Emergency Management directors to let them know their services are available if needed.

They can open either a shelter or a warming station. "We would be contacted by our local EMA and he would let us know that there were people who were in need. And at that point we would certainly work with some of our partners in town as far as opening a warming station for people to go to, or a shelter if it was actually needed," said Lara Gill, the American Red Cross Executive Director.

Officials say Wednesday night three Red Cross operated shelters were open in Northeast Georgia, where they've seen freezing temperatures and snow.

Red Cross has a free app you can download called Shelter View, which lets you know what Red Cross operated shelters are open in your area.

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