Marquette County Emergency Management: 4 emergency shelters on standby

Photo courtesy: Marquette County Emergency Management

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Thursday, February 7, 12:27 p.m.

The shelter at NMU will be located at the PEIF building next to the Superior Dome.

Marquette County Emergency Management reminds that these shelters are on standby and are not open at this time.

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Marquette County Emergency Management is preparing for potential power outages in Thursday's approaching winter storm.

The county has four emergency shelter sites on standby: The Chocolay Township Fire Hall; The PEIF at NMU; the Negaunee Township Fire Hall and the Ishpeming Township Hall.

Power outages and tree damage are possible later Thursday for areas that still have significant ice on power lines and trees.

Marquette County Emergency Management Coordinator Teresa Schwalbach says the county is working with the American Red Cross and the Marquette County Community Emergency Response Team to help with the shelters. Fire department personnel will assist at their local township halls.

Schwalbach reminds people to plan ahead for any emergency. Make sure you have an emergency kit at home and in your car in case you do venture out and get stranded. They should include water, blankets, extra clothes, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, snacks, empty tin to put candles in, matches, a crank radio, etc.

When driving, keep several car lengths between you and the car in front of you and slow down!

Stay with TV6, FOX UP and UpperMichigansSource.com for updates.



 
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