Macon prepares for cold weather

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – You’re going to need those jackets, hats, and scarves. Everyone is prepping for the intense cold front moving into Middle Georgia.

The Macon-Bibb EMA wants to make sure everyone stays warm.

EMA Operations Officer Robert McCord says the easiest way to do that is to wear light layers of clothes. But what about your home?

“You definitely want to have your pipes dripping to keep them from freezing. For your animals, keep them inside. It’s going to be very cold for them,” explained McCord.

The Bibb County School Board is also offering a few tips for children on their way to school. It wants to remind everyone that extreme temperatures can cause bus route delays. It’s important to make sure children are bundled up and the school has up-to-date emergency contact information for each child.

The Salvation Army is offering shelter to those in need. 

“They get a bed, food, clothing if they need it. If they don’t have jackets, we do offer them jackets,” Richard Roberts, a volunteer with the Salvation Army, said.

Each room only has enough space for 20 people, but the Salvation Army doesn’t plan on turning anyone away. Once the shelter reaches capacity, the Salvation Army will take people to another location with more bed space. 

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