Need a place to go if the storm gets too bad?

Published 3:08 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017

New Beginnings Worship Center will be open today at 4 p.m. as a “shelter of last resort.”

Escambia County EMA director David Adams said those seeking shelter are encouraged to seek shelter with family or friends who live in well-built homes first.

“Evacuees should bring any needed bedding like blankets and pillows; food, snacks, drinks, medications and items to occupy children like coloring books, reading books, small games,” he said. “These are not medical needs shelters and medical personnel will not be on site.”

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In Atmore, Rachel Patterson Elementary School will serve as a similar site.