February 11, 2014
With the threat of falling limbs and trees causing power outages during the winter storm that moves into the area tonight, the City of Alpharetta is prepared to provide shelter for those impacted. The City will activate all of its fire stations beginning at 7:00 PM Tuesday night to receive those who have lost power and heat in their homes.
“We will be ready to assist our residents, especially the elderly and those with medical conditions, who need a warm place to wait out this event,” said Mayor David Belle Isle. “They can go to any City of Alpharetta fire station for assistance, or for those who cannot safely travel to a fire station, we will come and pick them up.”
Alpharetta will use its Engineering / Public Works facility to house the majority of those in need of shelter and will transport them to that location from the fire stations. According to Belle Isle, all of those facilities have backup generators that will ensure they remain powered and heated throughout the ice event.
Residents seeking shelter should ensure that they bring any medications they require with them.
“We will be prepared to provide them with a heated place to stay and a warm meal until power is restored to their homes,” Belle Isle said.
Alpharetta shelter locations during this winter storm event are:
- Alpharetta Public Works – 1790 Hembree Road
- Fire Station #1 – 2970 Webb Bridge Road
- Fire Station #2 – 3070 Market Place Boulevard
- Fire Station #3 – 9600 Westside Parkway
- Fire Station #4 – 575 Park Bridge Parkway
- Fire Station #5 – 1475 Mid-Broadwell Road
- Fire Station #6 – 3275 Kimball Bridge Road
Those who are unable to travel on their own to one of these stations should call the City of Alpharetta at 678-297-6000 to request assistance.