All Augusta shelters now closed - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

All Augusta shelters now closed

After a long few days, evacuees are officially off Richmond County Shelter grounds. Both Trinity on the Hill as well as Henry Brigham Community Center are now closed. Thankfully, all refugees will be returning home to towns across Georgia and the Southeast. Organizers throughout our area are proud of local volunteer efforts. 

EMA Director Andy Leanza commented:

“We partnered with the Red Cross to open this shelter, but, we actually hosted a just in time training, and had over 150 people show up to volunteer to be a shelter manager, and our team, I must say, they really stepped up with the community members to manage this shelter effectively with the Red Cross.”

Additionally, in Columbia County, Patriots Park closed this afternoon after four o’ clock, too. 

Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Artsy Me Downtown Third Thursday Nights

    Artsy Me Downtown Third Thursday Nights

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:48:28 GMT
    Every third Thursday of the month, Augusta’s Artsy Me Downtown hosts a Downtown Night from 6P-M to 9P-M. What could be better than an incredible meal while painting your own masterpiece? Cricket Willis/ Artsy Me Owner explains why this is such fun to attend at least once: “It’s the third Thursday of every month. So far we’ve kept it at the third Thursday. And its just a night for people to get out, go downtown. The good part is, we provide dinner from a local ...More >>
    Every third Thursday of the month, Augusta’s Artsy Me Downtown hosts a Downtown Night from 6P-M to 9P-M. What could be better than an incredible meal while painting your own masterpiece? Cricket Willis/ Artsy Me Owner explains why this is such fun to attend at least once: “It’s the third Thursday of every month. So far we’ve kept it at the third Thursday. And its just a night for people to get out, go downtown. The good part is, we provide dinner from a local ...More >>
  • UPDATE: 1 suspect identified in Warren Co. manhunt

    UPDATE: 1 suspect identified in Warren Co. manhunt

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 22:43:14 GMT
    Manhunt in Warren County (WFXG)Manhunt in Warren County (WFXG)

    A manhunt is underway in Warren County. An official on the scene tells FOX 54 on Tuesday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle for speeding. Three suspects in the vehicle fled: two male and one female.

    More >>

    A manhunt is underway in Warren County. An official on the scene tells FOX 54 on Tuesday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle for speeding. Three suspects in the vehicle fled: two male and one female.

    More >>
  • Manhunt underway for suspect in N. Augusta

    Manhunt underway for suspect in N. Augusta

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:47:33 GMT
    Wrecked vehicle after pursuit 9/20/17 (WFXG)Wrecked vehicle after pursuit 9/20/17 (WFXG)

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is assisting Richmond County Sheriff's Office with a manhunt on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta.

    More >>

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is assisting Richmond County Sheriff's Office with a manhunt on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly