Irma Shelters in Southwest Georgia

An updated list of shelters around Southwest Georgia. / Photo: MGN Online

Atkinson County:
- Willacoochee Elementary Gym
- Atkinson County High School Gym

Ben Hill County:

Berrien County:

- VFW will be open starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
- The Connection Church Longbridge in Nashville
- The Senior Citizens Building in Ray City

Coffee County:

Colquitt County:
- The Moultrie RV park has opened and has room for 400 RVs.
- Gym located at the Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex. (West of CVS) open 6:00 p.m. Sunday for 24 hours.
- Heritage Church located on the corner of Pavo Road and Gene McQueen Road. Open 6:00 p.m. for 24 hours.
- Kingwood Baptist Church located on Veterans Parkway next door to KFC. Open 5:00 p.m. Sunday for 24 hours.

Cook County:

Crisp County:
- Blackshear Trail Elementary School at 1001 Blackshear Road
- Georgia Veterans State Park - has “dry camping” available at “no charge”
- 2nd Chance Pet Sanctuary is Arabi is opening a pet rest area & boarding
- Crisp County Motorsports Park has opened the campgrounds.

Dougherty County:
- Albany High School is set to be open by 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Proof of identification will be needed.
- The Civic Center will be open Saturday at 6 p.m. and will be primarily for mobile home and RV park evacuations.
- Chehaw Park and The Exchange Club of Albany are hosting about 275 RVs. As of Thursday morning, hookups were full. If people need a place to park, to dump, or fill up their water tank, they can take as many as will fit.
- Four Good Samaritan shelters have been opened:

  1. Friendship Baptist Church, 400 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701
  2. Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Rd, Albany, GA 31707
  3. East Albany Church of God, 216 Pine Bluff Rd, Albany, GA 31705
  4. Albany Family Worship Center, 3024 Kensington Ct, Albany, GA 31721

Irwin County:
- Ocilla First Baptist Church @ 201 N Irwin Ave, Ocilla, GA 31774
- Ocilla Church of God @ 302 Fitzgerald Hwy, Ocilla, GA 31774
- Ocilla United Methodist Church @ 101 S Beech St, Ocilla, GA 31774
- Holt Baptist Church @129 Holt Rd Wray, GA 31798

Lee County:

Philema Rd Baptist Church @ 114 Stocks Dairy Rd., will open for shelter @ 2:00pm today for those in mobile homes/campers. IF you have water & food plz bring with you. Definitely bring blankets, sleeping bags, pillows.

Lowndes County:
- CrossPointe Church, 4100 North Valdosta Road, Valdosta (no pets) FULL
Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 100 East Park Avenue, Valdosta (some pet space) FULL
- Corinth Baptist Church of Lake Park, 4089 Corinth Church Rd. is now open as a shelter with some pet space available.
- First Baptist Church 200 W Central Ave Valdosta
- Redland Baptist Church 4888 Rocky Ford Rd Valdosta
- Eastern Heights Baptist Church 2399 New Statenville Hwy Valdosta
- Mathis Auditorium 2300 N Ashley St Valdosta

Mitchell County:
-First Baptist Church: As of right now, they are open as an evacuee shelter. They have capacity for 70 evacuees, complete with cots, showers, and meals.If you are aware of anyone in our area in need of shelter. They have plenty of volunteers lined up.
-Hand Memorial United Methodist: They will open at 5:30 p.m. on September 8th. They need volunteers to help with registration, food, and general supervision. If you can help in any way, please call Reverend Lowell Layman at 229-815-7716. They need extra toiletry items, washcloths, towels, pillows and blankets. If you have any extras, please bring them to the Social Hall.
-Pelham is making arrangements for 40-50 RVs for parking. Will not have hookups. You can call City Hall at 229-294-7900, the police department at 229-264-6001, or the fire department at 229-294-6012.

Tift County:

Terrell County:

Cooper Carver gymnasium will be opening a Good Samaritan shelter Sunday at 7 p.m.

Turner County:

Worth County:

Animal Shelters Open:

  • Albany Humane Society: OPEN, 1705 West Oakridge Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707
  • Magnolia Pet Resort: 628 Fussell Rd, Leesburg, GA 31763

Know of a shelter or want to get yours added? Email with the information.

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