Detroit Evening Report: Warming centers open in Detroit after rare ice storm

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DTE Energy and Consumers Energy say more than 707,000 people in Michigan are without power after a historic ice storm coated power lines and trees since Wednesday.

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Michigan hasn’t received an ice storm like this in over 50 years.

With many people without power and temperatures dropping, warming centers are available for those seeking shelter in Detroit. Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ warming center at 11037 Mack is accepting walk-ins starting at 6 p.m. for families and single women. Their facility at 3535 Third Street is accepting walk-ins at 5 p.m. for single men only.

For more information on shelters and warming centers call Coordinated Assessment Model at 313-305-0311.

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.