Contact: Lt. Lou Hunt 616.632.6255
Supervisor Approval: Lt. Joel Roon
Release Type: Weather Advisory
Message from Emergency Manager Lt. Lou Hunt:
The National Weather Service is predicting that overnight temperatures (Tues 11/12 into Wed 11/13) could reach the single digits, with the addition of dangerous wind chills that could make temperatures feel even colder. These unseasonably cold temperatures can quickly lead to hypothermia and frostbite, so time spent outside should be limited. The Mel Trotter Mission has responded to the conditions by opening as a warming center 7am-4pm. Emergency overnight shelter at Mel Trotter has also been opened 4pm-7am for men and 3pm-7am for women; guests will not be turned away. The United Way 211 call center is a great contact for persons/families seeking resources related to the extreme cold. Please also remember your pets and animals. Pets and animals living outdoors should be provided warm shelter or brought inside. Please remember that your pets and animals are dependent on you to provide for their needs.