In the heart of Thomasville sits the First United Methodist Church.
Normally a haven for souls, the church's hall can serve as a safe place for more than 200 bodies if a hurricane hits southern Georgia.
The American Red Cross works with the church to keep the shelter ready during hurricane season.
Eddie Caviness, the South Georgia Red Cross program director, says, "We have our disaster trailers in each county. Those trailers will be moved over to the shelters. In response, those shelters will have 200 cots, food, water, supplies, everything that they need."
There are other designated shelters in the Thomasville area if the First Methodist Church fills.
Officials say the best way to get directions about evacuation to shelters is by listening to Emergency Management Announcements on the radio.
WCTV always has the latests in developing hurricanes and tropical storms.
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