Red Cross Opens Shelters in West MI due to Power Outages

Red Cross Opens Shelters in West MI due to Power Outages

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.

Calhoun County

American Red Cross of Battle Creek, Open

14600 Beadle Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49014

Ionia County

St. Edwards Catholic Church, Opening at 3 p.m.

531 Jordan Lake Street; Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Kalamazoo County

American Red Cross of Kalamazoo, Open

5640 Venture Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Kent County

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

-Prescription medications

-Personal Hygiene items

-Change of Clothes

-Any necessary items for infants or the elderly.

Residents needing assistance are encouraged to call 211.

A list of open shelters is updated regularly at www.redcross.org/nss . For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.


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