EMA director says Brookhaven’s warming shelter will open tonight

Published 1:41 pm Thursday, December 22, 2022

BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven-Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Chris Reid said the city will open up a warming shelter for those in need of a warm place Thursday night. Dangerously cold temperatures are forecast to move in tonight.

Lows will be below 15 degrees and highs will be below 32 degrees with strong wind chills heading into Sunday.

Reid said the warming shelter is the Brookhaven Building located at 1154 Beltline Drive. It will open at 10 p.m. Thursday night and close Sunday morning at 10 a.m. People should bring food, blankets, medicine and anything else they might need to the shelter. There are limited cots available. No pets are allowed inside the warming shelter.

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Brookhaven’s warming shelter has restrooms and a water fountain.