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DeKalb County opening warming centers on Feb. 17 and 18

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DeKalb County opening warming centers on Feb. 17 and 18

Men who arrived before the 8 p.m. opening time wait outside to enter the warming center at DeKalb County Fire Station 3 in Avondale Estates on Thursday Jan. 6, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

This story has been updated. 

DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County is opening its warming centers again this weekend for those in need.

According to Atlanta News First, the high on Friday will be 46 degrees with a low of 30 and on Saturday the high will be 55 degrees with a low of 36. Rain is expected on Friday and Saturday. For the full forecast, click here.

Here’s the full announcement from DeKalb County:

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County will open warming centers for residents to use in the following locations for two nights, Fri. and Sat., Feb. 17-18, beginning at 8 p.m.:

— Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

— Fire Station 4, 4540 Flakes Mill Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294

— Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

— North DeKalb Senior Center, 3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, GA 3034

Anyone staying in the warming centers must follow the county’s COVID-19 protocols that include wearing a mask, social distancing and undergoing a temperature check.

For more information about centers offered by DeKalb County and its community partners, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/weather.

Tucker First United Methodist Church is opening a cold weather refuge on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and will admit guests until 9 p.m. Individuals staying at the center must leave by 8 a.m. on Saturday.

The church is located at 4315 Church Street in Tucker. Church Street is behind the church, which is located on LaVista Road, and it can be accessed from Fourth Street or through the church parking lot.

The center will offer a safe, clean shelter for men and women for the night. COVID-19 testing will be provided for all hosts and guests, as well as personal protective gear, and a health screening, including a temperature check, prior to entering.

Individuals will sleep on costs in 12-foot distanced areas and a hot meal will be provided.

“Each person there will have a freshly sanitized and clean cot with bedding, a bin for storage of personal items while in residence at the shelter,” according to a Facebook post. “A shower facility is also available for all guests.”

For more information, click here.

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