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Published on February 13th, 2021 | by TLV News

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City of Oxford Turns Activity Center into a Temporary Emergency Shelter Ahead of Winter Storm

The City of Oxford is under a Winter Storm Warning and expects extreme cold temperatures, ice, and snow over the coming days. Mayor Robyn Tannehill declared a Local State of Emergency this morning  and announced a Temporary Emergency Shelter is being facilitated at the Oxford Activity Center located at the corner of Price Street and Molly Barr Road for those in need of shelter.  

The Emergency Shelter will be available tonight, Saturday, February 13th at 9:00 pm and will remain open until further notice. This shelter is open to anyone who needs a safe, warm place to weather this  storm. The Emergency Shelter will be staffed 24 hours a day and cots are available. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Churches and organizations across the community will be contacted to help with food and other items  needed as we see how many people utilize the shelter. Please help by spreading the word to those in need.

Residents needing transportation to the Emergency Shelter can call the Oxford Police Department at 662.232.2400 for assistance. 

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