The American Red Cross of Central and Northern Michigan shelters are closed or closing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20. These Red Cross shelters were opened after widespread power outages following the severe weather on Sunday.
Approximately 30 people have stayed in or visited Red Cross shelters since they opened Monday. The Livingston County Chapter and the Shiawassee County Service Center will continue to be open on an “as needed basis” and during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as warming stations.
If you are still experiencing the power outage residents are encouraged to call 211 for assistance.
A list of open shelters is updated regularly at www.redcross.org/nss. In addition, available shelters can be found by downloading the free Red Cross Tornado App.
The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes. Help people recovering from disasters by donating to the Red Cross at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.