Atlanta Opens Warming Center in Expectation of Near-freezing Weather Tonight

December 11, 2023
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Atlanta Opens Warming Center in Expectation of Near-freezing Weather Tonight

🌡️ The Gist: Atlanta is opening a warming center on Monday, December 11, as temperatures are expected to drop to near freezing tonight.

🔍 The Details: In response to the cold snap, the City of Atlanta activated a warming center at Central Park Recreation Center, 400 Merritts Ave. NE, starting at 8 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m. on Tuesday. This move was to provide shelter from the expected low temperature of about 34°.

🚌 Transportation:

  • The city will provide transportation to the center from the Gateway Center, 275 Pryor St. SW, beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Return transportation will be arranged following the center’s closure.

🌤️ In Context: Warming centers are crucial in urban areas to protect vulnerable populations from extreme cold weather. The expected temperature drop to near freezing heightens the need for such facilities.

⏭️ What’s Next?: The City of Atlanta will continue to monitor weather conditions and may extend the hours of the warming center or open additional centers if the cold weather persists.

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