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Douglas County Emergency Management Agency Announces Warming Center Will Open Tonight and Warns of Freezing Temperatures Ahead
Douglas County, GA – Douglas County Fire & EMS Chief Roderick Jolivette wants the public to know that our First Responders are ready to brave the subfreezing temperatures that are about to hit Douglas County, GA, and the surrounding regions.
“There will be an overnight warming center beginning tonight through Sunday, and the hours of operation will be 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m.” EMA Director Jason Milhollin said. “The location will be at First United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Rd., Douglasville, GA. The church and the Douglas County Homeless Coalition will host this.”
Douglas County E-911, Fire & EMS Staff and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Douglasville Police Department will have staff working around the clock to respond to emergencies. E-911 Director Katrina Harley wants to encourage the public to please dial 911 for true emergencies.
“During severe weather, our call volume increases dramatically, and we want to ensure safety for our callers’ true emergencies are handled appropriately and to the best of our ability,” said Director Harley. “If the power goes out, we want the public to understand, stay calm, and please call the utility company instead of considering dialing 911. If a power line is down, that’s a reason to call 911.”
Chairman, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, has been in contact with her executive team to make sure Douglas County is prepared. “Our Communications and Community Relations department has distributed winter weather tips and information to our general public,” Chairman Jones said. “We take the safety of our citizens seriously and not for granted.”
Please monitor local news media and radio for closings and the Douglas County government website, www.celebratedouglascounty.com, for county closing information.