Several shelters open in LaGrange for Irma

Published 10:37 am Monday, September 11, 2017

From Staff Reports

Several shelters are open to residents throughout LaGrange and Troup County as they are in need of a place to go during the storm.

Teaver Road Baptist Church, located at 215 Teaver Road in LaGrange, opened this morning at 7 a.m. They are encouraging all to bring any essential items and sleeping bags to the church. They do have showers available, but are not able to accommodate pets. They are also offering help if someone becomes trapped in their home. For more information call Brittany (706) 616-2263, Amanda (706) 773-5490, Anita (706) 402-5594 or Jan (706) 298-1601.

The LaGrange Warming Center, located at 150 Lukken Industrial East in LaGrange, is opening its doors today at 4 p.m. There are showers available. Call Mike Wilson for more information at (706) 333-7973.

Unity Baptist Church, located at 715 S Greenwood Street in LaGrange, is also opening its doors to residents this morning at 11:30 a.m. All are encouraged to bring all needed supplies. For more information, call the church at (706) 882-7714.

The Holiday Campground is closed to Hurricane Irma evacuees. The campground was initially on the list of shelter sites released by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for evacuees, but it has since been closed. Evacuees were encouraged to travel away from the path of the storm.

Please use caution in the next couple days.

Please bring in your garbage bins and secure lawn furniture, planters, etc. They could become projectiles.

If you have flooding or a fallen tree in public right of way, please call the City of LaGrange public works department at (706) 883-2100.

Also, please do not touch downed power lines.

Should widespread power outages occur, please help us keep our phone lines open for emergency calls. The City of LaGrange will post updates on their Facebook page throughout the day and the duration of the storm. Crews do not respond to individual outages until all main lines have been restored, so please wait until your neighbors have power and your service is still out before contacting us at (706) 883-2130.

The City of LaGrange is encouraging residents to stay off of the roadways.

If anyone is hurt or in danger, please call 911.