Many across the state and West Michigan are without power as a result of severe storms Sunday.
The Red Cross of West Michigan is working to open shelters throughout the region as power is not expected to be fully restored for several days.
Roger Morgenstern, of Consumers energy told Justin Barclay Monday morning, about 35 additional crews have been brought in state to help restore power.
Morgenstern said all power is expected to be fully restored by late Friday.
The combination of loss of power and cold weather have left many looking for a warm and safe place to stay.
In addition to the following locations The Red Cross is in communication with emergency management for additional necessary shelters.
American Red Cross of Battle Creek, Open
14600 Beadle Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49014
St. Edwards Catholic Church, Opening at 3 p.m.
531 Jordan Lake Street; Lake Odessa, MI 48849
American Red Cross of Kalamazoo, Open
5640 Venture Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Open
1234 Fuller Ave SW., Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Anyone seeking shelter is encouraged to bring the following:
-Appropriate Bedding, Blankets, Pillows
-Personal Hygiene items
-Change of Clothes
-Any necessary items for infants or the elderly.
Residents needing assistance are encouraged to call 211.