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Shelter plan in place for Macon-Bibb


The Macon-Bibb EMA is trying to make sure everyone who needs a warm place to stay during the cold weather will have one.

Their plan is to have the Salvation Army shelter, located at 1955 Broadway in Macon, be the point of contact for anyone seeking shelter.

The Salvation Army will first fill up its 80 male beds and 46 women and children's beds. Once that shelter is full, the American Red Cross will transport people to another warming center where people can stay.

Judy Sexton, who works at Loaves and Fishes, says at least 20 people who came during the day for a sack lunch are planning on traveling to the shelter tonight to keep warm.

Earlier this month when the Arctic blast hit the Macon area, the Salvation Army's shelter filled to capacity, and they're expecting that to happen again this time.

At the overflow shelter, the Red Cross says people will have access to restrooms, cots, blankets, and a meal.

If you need transport to the Salvation Army, you can call them at (478) 746-8572.

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