Dear Meridian Township Residents,
The Meridian Township TEAM is very concerned for the residents of Meridian Township and the havoc that the ice storm has declared on many of the families. We expect residents to be without power for up to 5-6 more days depending on the weather forecast. We are declaring a State of Emergency as the high sustained winds forecasted for Wednesday, combined with the ice, will only lead to more power outages. Our Emergency Manager (Chief Cowper) is returning from his vacation to assist in the emergency response.
This morning the Meridian Township TEAM met to discuss our next step in dealing with the ice crisis that has gripped the Greater Lansing area. Over the weekend we worked with the Haslett Public School system and opened a WARMING CENTER at HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL at 11am. The center will be open 24/7 until further notice. We are providing water and some snacks for our residents. Consumers Energy estimates more than 20,000 customers are without power in in their service area and Lansing Board of Water and Light estimate up to 35,000 customers without power in their service area. We will continue to further our efforts to help our most vulnerable residents.
We are also working with the Meridian Township Board to develop a plan of action to address the vast amount of branches and limbs throughout our neighborhoods. I appreciate the swift response from our Township Board and our very capable Management Team.
We are here to serve you. Our staff will continue to work around the clock for the safety of your families. Please continue to check the Meridian Township website for updates www.meridian.mi.us
Residents are reminded that they can stay warm during the day at Meijer, Meridian Mall, Kohls, Target, and other shopping areas during the day during regular business hours. We want to make sure that our residents know there is a place of shelter for them.
Frank Walsh, Meridian Township Manager