The American Red Cross announced Thursday afternoon that it would be opening the first two emergency evacuation shelters in Bibb County ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Thursday, September 7

East Macon Recreation Center at 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd. beginning at 4 p.m.

Friday, September 8

Theron Ussery Recreation Center at 815 North Macon Park Dr. beginning at 10 a.m.


A pet shelter will open at the Macon State Farmers Market on Eisenhower Parkway at 4 p.m. Thursday.

This list will be updated as more information about shelters is available.