CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — As extremely cold temperatures hit Georgia, emergencies crews across the state are preparing.
The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents and businesses to be prepared.
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Temperatures are expected to significantly drop Thursday night into the single digits and teens by Friday morning. Wind chills could be below zero.
A warming station at Action Church, at 271 Marietta Road in Canton, will open at 6 p.m. Friday with dinner being served.
The warming station is scheduled to open every day from Friday to Sunday at 6 p.m. and close at 8 a.m. Breakfast and dinner will be served each day. If no one shows up on any given day by 11 p.m., the warming station will close.
“We have the most up-to-date information as we go into the next few days,” said Erika Neldner, communications director for Cherokee County.
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The threat of extremely severe winter weather is low in Cherokee County, but emergency crews are preparing to respond to anything that comes their way.
“We plan for these types of things,” said Neldner.
Crews are on call and ready as needed.
“We have representatives form Cherokee County fire, the sheriff’s office, public works,” said Neldner.
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Cherokee County officials are concerned about extremely cold temperatures and the potential for black ice to form.
“Public works has the trucks loading up ready to go if they are needed,” said Neldner.
“Check on your neighbors and your friends, especially the elderly those who do not have resources. Bring your pets in,” she said.
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