Chief Scott Blue of the Heard County Emergency Services released the following statement Friday morning:
Due to the extreme heat conditions over the next few days people should take extra precautions to protect themselves this weekend. Limit time outdoors in the afternoon and early evening hours, when temperatures are at their peak.
Wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water. Check on vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those without indoor air conditioning.
Heard County has made arrangements with local churches to provide cooling centers for the hottest part of the day. These centers will only be providing a place for you to get relief from the heat. There will be no food or other amenities provided.
The following churches will be providing this service:
On Friday June 29 the Franklin First Baptist Church on Main St. in Franklin, will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday June 30 the Franklin Church of God on Hwy 100, will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Sunday July 1 the Franklin United Methodist Church on Main St in Franklin, will be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you need additional information please contact Heard County Emergency Services at 706-675-6186 or Heard County 911 at 706-675-6612