Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. - According to Director Shawn Rogers, the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with Leesburg Mayor Brandy Pierce the Town of Leesburg will be opening a warming center/shelter at the Leesburg FEMA Building this afternoon. The FEMA Building will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 for anyone who needs shelter from the extremely cold weather that will occur late this evening and throughout the weekend. The warming center/ shelter will close at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26.
While we understand how much your fur babies mean to you, pets are not allowed inside the Leesburg FEMA building due to the risk of allergies and the possibility of someone getting injured, with the exception of certified service animals.
Director Rogers wants to make sure that anyone needing shelter from the extremely cold temperatures has the ability to seek shelter. Especially those who are dependent upon medical equipment or medical devices. If you or your loved ones are dependent upon medical equipment or a medical device and you do not have a warm place to shelter over the weekend, please contact the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency at 256-927-3367 and we will address those on a case-by-case basis.
The Leesburg FEMA Building is located at:
211 Industrial Blvd.
Leesburg, AL 35983
Cedar Bluff Mayor Tammy Crane also informed Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency that an additional warming center has opened in Cedar Bluff to anyone that needs a warm place to go for those that live in or around the Cedar Bluff area if needed.
The Cedar Bluff warming center is set up in the meeting room at Cedar Bluff Fire Department and will be open until 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26.
The Cedar Bluff Fire Department is located at:
4861 Main St.
Cedar Bluff, AL 35959
(Behind Town Hall next to the Red Light)
If you have any questions, contact the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency at 256-927-3367