Shelters welcome Griffin, LaGrange, Locust Grove residents with tornado damage

Storm damage after an EF-2 tornado tore through the LaGrange area on Jan. 12, 2023. (FOX 5)

Emergency response teams continue to survey parts of Georgia that were devastated by a deadly tornado on Thursday, including the city of Griffin and LaGrange County. The American Red Cross of Georgia announced the opening of multiple shelters for both areas.

Families in need can find food, relief supplies and a warm place to stay at the following shelter locations:


City Park Gymnasium

601 Camp Northern Road, Griffin

First United Methodist Church

1401 Maple Street, Griffin


Faith Baptist Church

552 Hammett Road, LaGrange

Locust Grove

Locust Grove Recreation Center

10 Cleveland Street, Locust Grove

Photos of storm and tornado damage around Georgia:

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A powerful storm in Henry County caused damage to several mobile homes on Jan. 12, 2023. (FOX 5)

Troup, Spalding, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Butts, Cobb and Henry are among the counties that have reported serious damage from the storms.

FOX 5 was there when the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) offered aid to Troup County over the weekend.

People in need of emergency assistance can call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.