The City of Atlanta has extended warming center activation operations through the morning of Wednesday, December 28, according to a recent announcement from the Mayor’s Office of Communications.
Temperatures throughout metro Atlanta were fluctuating below freezing before today’s high of 40 degrees. There have been a number of communities without water due to frozen or bursted pipes, including in Clayton County.
There will also be a women’s and children’s warming station opening at the Grant Park Recreation Center (537 Park Avenue, SE).
The City of Atlanta recently announced that two warming centers; one on the Westside, Old Adamsville Recreation Center (3404 Delmar Lane, NW) and and the other Downtown, Central Park (400 Merritts Avenue, NE) are opening up tomorrow night. The centers will remain open until Tuesday morning, December 27, 2023.
Transportation to all three warming centers will start from the Gateway Center (275 Pryor Street, SW).
The warming stations could not be opening at a better time as this will be our coldest Christmas Day since 1989, according to weather experts. The low on Sunday, December 25 dropped below 18 degrees during the morning.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens will visited the Old Adamsville Recreation Center warming center in order to speak about the City of Atlanta’s winter weather preparedness plans. He took time to talk to some of the guests and took questions from the media.