Dawson County Opens Warming Shelter
Dawson County will open a Warming Shelter today at Rock Creek Park, located at 445 Martin Road in Dawsonville. The shelter will be open from 5pm today through 8am Friday, February 20. The shelter will provide a warm, safe place to sleep, shower, and rest. A cot and blanket will be furnished. No meals or personal items will be provided. Those planning on using the shelter will be responsible for their own food, bathing supplies, personal items and any necessary prescription medications. The shelter is for Dawson County residents only. No animals other than service animals will be allowed. For more information contact Dawson County Managers Office at (706) 344-3501 or Dawson County Park and Recreation at (706) 344-3646.
County Manager Cindy Campbell shared, Our main concern for citizens now is to assist those who have been without power for an extended amount of time and provide them with a warm reprieve from the conditions. I would also like to commend Dawson County Emergency Services personnel, who have worked around the clock to clear roads, render aid, and meet the needs of our citizens.