ATLANTA-- As Metro Atlanta braces for the coldest weather in twenty-eight years, shelters and other resources for help are beginning to emerge. The National Weather Service tells 11Alive's Mike Francis it was -8 in 1985 in Atlanta. Francis is predicting temperatures will get down to five degrees Tuesday morning.
Bartow County is opening a temporary shelter due to below freezing temperatures. Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap is telling residents to call 911 if they need shelter and transportation will be provided. The shelter is set up at the Hamilton Crossing Gym at 35 Beavers Drive in Cartersville and will be open through Wednesday.
The City of College Park will open its auditorium on Main Street as a temporary shelter if needed. It's located at 3631 Main Street. Citizens can call City Hall with questions (404) 767-1537.
The City of Atlanta is opened an emergency warming center at 5:00 Monday. It's at the Adamsville Recreation Center at 3404 Del Mar Avenue. All recreation centers are open through the day and can be used as daytime warming centers. Adamsville will be open overnight.
No Limits Christian Church is providing coats and hot coffee for those in need of assistance. They'll continue efforts until weather conditions improve. It's at the church at 8709 Hospital Drive in Douglasville. Pastors Willie and Chiquita Mays are organizing the efforts.
Tuesday afternoon, the Fulton County Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing told 11Alive News they have seen an increase in the number of clients served, but still have room. Jefferson Place is the homeless facility for men and Springdale Place houses women and children up to 17 years old. Citizens in need of shelter should call Emergency and Transitional Housing at (404) 613-0412.