This Morning: Avoiding frostbite and where to go to warm up

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It’s day 2 of this winter blast that’ll cause widespread cancelations and closures with a focus on preparing you for dangerously cold temperatures.

Because temperatures will dip so low, frostbite can take place within a matter of minutes if you’re not careful.

For those who are homeless, Holy Cross at the New Hope Community Center is offering a hot meal and a place to warm up.

The City Rescue Mission is also accepting homeless.

Mid-Michigan homeless shelters are working together to find those in need a play to stay.

Local officials say they’re not turning anyone away even if they don’t have the room.

Why.. Lansing has a homeless population of about 5,000 people.

In these freezing temperatures, the risk of hypothermia and frostbite increases dramatically.

Tomorrow and Thursday it will take only about 15 minutes for frostbite to set in.

So if you have to go outside, make sure that skin is covered.

Especially fingers, toes, ears, and cheeks.

In severe cases, health officials say frostbite can lead to infection, long term numbness, and hypothermia.

Warming Centers:

  • Lansing Mall 7am-9pm
  • Delta Township Enrichment Center 10am-3pm
  • Mt. Hope Church 9am-5pm
  • Delta Township District Library 10am-8pm (unless Township offices are closed)
  • East Lansing Hannah Community Center 6am opening
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Jackson 9am-9pm

For additional resources, call Michigan “2-1-1” for help.

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