Extremely cold weather is forecast along with the potential for a wintry weather mix to affect Etowah County. At times, beginning tonight throughout this weekend, temperatures and wind chills will be brutal. The forecast calls for temperatures feeling like 19 degrees with wind chills making it feel more like 10 degrees. The forecast predict up to 3 inches of snow beginning Friday morning – Saturday morning.
Local jurisdictions and agencies are set to open Warming Centers or potentially Shelters if needed to provide relief to local citizens. As always, please use our local Salvation Army location first. They will be opened to those in need of warming or sheltering, 24 hours a day during this community emergency.
· Salvation Army - 114 North 11th Street, Gadsden, 256-546-4673 (24-hours a day for those seeking shelter from the cold)
The following locations will be opened during daytime operating hours:
· Elliott Community Center - 2829 West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden, 256-549-4674 (Friday 8a – 5p, Saturday 8a-5p, Sunday 8a-5p)
· Carver Gymnasium - 1020 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Gadsden, 256-549-4667 (Friday 8a – 5p,)
Main Library (Downtown) - 254 College Street, Gadsden, 256-549-4699. (Open from 9 AM to 7 PM on Thursday. Open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday.)
East Gadsden Branch - 809 East Broad Street, Gadsden, 256-549-4691. (Open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Thursday and Friday.)
Alabama City Branch - 2700 West Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, 256-549-4688. (Open from 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday and Friday.)
Carnes Recreation Center - 102 Case Ave SE, Attalla, 256- 538-3712. (Open from 8 AM to 7 PM Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM Friday, and 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday.)
George Wallace Senior Center- 407 Hollingsworth Park Lane, Glencoe, 256 492-4911
Sardis City Community Center- Parkway Drive, 256- 572-7707 (Open Friday, Noon to 7 PM and Saturday, 8AM to 6 PM)
For more information on the above, Dial 211 First Call for Help