DATE: January 27, 2022 TIME:
Preparation for Single Digit Wind Chills
Wind chills are forecast to be in the single digits overnight Friday into Saturday morning.
Remember, wind chill is how cold it feels outside. The Gadsden Etowah County EMA wants to encourage
everyone to make preparations now. Remember the “three P’s – people, pipes, and pets.” First, check
on your family, friends, and neighbors to make sure they are prepared.
Second, wrap your pipes to keep them from freezing. Next, provide adequate shelter, food, and water
for pets and livestock. Be safe with your fireplaces and other heating devices – check your smoke
detectors and use a carbon monoxide detector. Lastly, check your emergency supply kits at home, in
your vehicle, and at work. Keep up with the latest information on Facebook and Twitter @gecema.
• The Salvation Army (24 – Hour Shelter through Sunday morning)
114 N 11th St., Gadsden (256) 546 – 4673
The Freedom Center (Open 5pm tonight continuously through breakfast Sunday morning)
1601 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL 35901
Daytime Warming Centers:
• East Gadsden Branch Gadsden Public Library
809 East Broad Street 256-549-4691 HOURS: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
• Main Branch Gadsden Public Library
254 South College Street 256-549-4699 HOURS: Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am – 5pm Tues, Thurs: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
• Alabama City Branch Gadsden Public Library
2700 West Meighan Blvd. 256-549-4688 HOURS: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm Follow @GECEMA on Facebook and
Twitter for the latest updates.