Montgomery & Montgomery County Shelter Information
July 8, 2005 at 3:05 PM CDT - Updated July 27 at 2:10 AM
People in Montgomery with non-emergency situations needing help should call the Emergency Action Center office at 241-2339. Please call this number and not 911 so people who need serious help can get it on 911. The EOC office number will be fully staffed and will open to 24 hours starting Sunday afternoon-evening.
Emergencies continue to call 911
The Chisolm Community Center and the Whitfield United Methodist Church shelters are FULL. There is no more room.
There is still room at Frazer United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Atlanta Highway..
A shelter for people with medical needs will be set up at Fire Station 16 (now open) on Ray Thorington Road. People must bring their nurse, home health aides or assistants with them, also two day supply of medications and special foods.
Montgomery County will have two shelters - Pintlala Baptist Church and Dunbar Elementary School. These will open at 1 p.m. Sunday. You're asked to bring bedding, food, water, flashlights, medicines and anything you'll need. No pets will be allowed at the shelters.
Other Shelters:Helicon Community Center and Church, Mt. Zion Church, St. James Baptist in Waugh
Hotels are 90% full already if you are from outside the area and need help finding available hotel rooms, you may call 1-800-ALABAMA (1-800-252-2262)
The Montgomery Humane Society is taking in pets of evacuees as a last resort. The shelter is located at 1150 Overton Drive, phone 334-409-0622. Call the shelter prior to bringing a pet if possible. Please provide your own supplies and make sure your animal has an id collar. Area residents are advised to keep their pets inside.