State News

September 22, 2009

Mack Smith Road in Fort Oglethorpe evacuated

According to dispatchers at Angel Emergency Services, Fort Oglethorpe’s Mack Smith Road — which runs between Cloud Springs Road — is being evacuated.

Evacuees in Catoosa County can seek shelter at the Brainerd Rec Center on Brainerd Road in Chattanooga. The Greater Chattanooga Area Red Cross is sponsoring the shelter. There is no shelter available in Catoosa County.

For Walker County residents, the Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Walker County Civic Center.

John Hitchens, emergency service director for Chattanooga Red Cross, said although around 47 families were expected to seek refuge at the shelter in Walker last night, only one family stayed. Hitchens said that as more areas are evacuated, the Red Cross expects more evacuees.

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