City of Ypsilanti

Posted on: March 10, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Warming Centers

As a result of the high-wind weather event yesterday, numerous county residents remain without power as of this afternoon, and both DTE and Consumer's Energy report power will not be fully restored for all customers until well into or beyond the weekend.

In response, the Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Command - EOC - (led by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office) has met to determine community emergency needs, with the Office of Community & Economic Development leading the coordination among human services providers.

At this time, we are primarily concerned about the impending temperature drop, with overnight lows on Friday night expected to reach into the low teens. Given this, the Red Cross is expected to open 1 to 2 warming centers in the Ypsilanti area on Friday for residents in need. While human services agencies in other areas of the county are reporting some impacts to vulnerable residents, the largest concentration of needs are in the eastern part of the county.

Additionally, we have reports that the Manchester area is also without power to large numbers of residents, so we will be monitoring the needs tomorrow to determine if a warming center in that area is warranted as well.

Large service providers like Community Mental Health, who service well over 1,000 people in the area, are working with the EOC and OCED to assess who can stay in place with emergency supplies (food, blankets, etc.) to minimize disruption to their lives. If a warming center for any special populations is required, we will coordinate with the appropriate partners to implement as needed.

For individuals with a need to temporarily escape the cold, local libraries and certain human services agencies will be available during their business hours tomorrow for temporary relief. For a listing of those organizations that can provide short-term temporary relief from cold temperatures, please see our temporary weather haven list here:

Additionally, for homeless individuals, the daytime and overnight warming center information is located here:

Finally, if you have any reports of residents in need of support or resources related to the weather or power outages, we recommend referring them to the United Way 2-1-1 hotline.

As always, OCED staff are available to help trouble shoot - please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Of note: OCED has been without power for the past day and half as well, so if there is an emergent situation please use e-mail or call my cell phone below.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City of Ypsilanti

PUBLIC NOTICE: Invitation to Bid

Posted on: March 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: New City Manager

Posted on: March 1, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Board of Review

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Winter Warming Centers-Update

Posted on: December 14, 2016

City Manager Executive Search Forum

Posted on: September 19, 2016

HAWK Traffic Signal

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Ozone Action Day – August 10th

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Ypsilanti Major Accomplishments

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Street Closures at Rail Stops.

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Water Street Millage Forum

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Inside Ypsi Summer 2016 Newsletter

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Evening of Jazz

Posted on: June 24, 2016

It's time for The Color Run!

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Ward 1 Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Water Main Break

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Ward 3 Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: May 13, 2016

2016 Tree Removal Schedule

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Arbor Day

Posted on: April 28, 2016


Posted on: May 11, 2016

Michigan’s Hardest Hit Fund Program

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Harriet Street Road Closure Update

Posted on: April 19, 2016
Spring Cleaning

Attention Spring Cleaners!

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Get Updated on Rapid Transit!

Posted on: March 22, 2016
City of Ypsilanti

All Aboard!

Posted on: March 15, 2016