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December 21, 2012

Red Cross opening storm shelters in Benzie, Kalkaska counties

BEULAH - The Red Cross is opening shelters in Benzie and Kalkaska counties for people without power and in need of heat.

A  warming center is open in Grand Traverse County as well.

The shelters are at:

-- Fresh Wind Christian Community Center, 9780 Honor Highway, Honor. Currently open and could become an overnight shelter if needed.

-- The Maples Medical Center, 210 Maple Ave., Frankfort. Currently open and could become an overnight shelter if needed.

-- Benzie Bus Garage, 14150 US Highway 31, Beulah. Opening at 3 p.m. Overnight shelter.

-- Kalkaska United Methodist Church, 2525 Beebe Road NE, Kalkaska. Opening at 3 p.m. Overnight shelter.

In Grand Traverse County the Salvation Army at 1239 Barlow St. in Traverse City is being used as a warming center only.

Shelters provide food, water and overnight stays as needed.

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