Contact: Sgt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
KENT COUNTY, Mich - As power is restored throughout the county, shelter consolidation efforts are being initiated. As of today at 1:00 p.m. residents can expect the following with regard to shelter operations:
If you are returning home and you have power please consider the following:
1. When in doubt throw it out. Food that has been exposed to temperatures greater than 40 degrees for 2 hours or more should be destroyed. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours.
2. If water pipes are frozen, do not use open flames, torches or welders to thaw them. These present a fire risk. To safely thaw pipes open cabinets to allow pipes to thaw with ambient heat or utilize a hair dryer on a high setting. If you are not successful consider calling a qualified plumber.