Grand Rapids senior home sends people to shelter
Grand Rapids – Dozens of people at a retirement home in Grand Rapids have been moved to a high school due to a weather-related power outage.
Fire Chief John Lehman says about 70 residents at Villa Maria were being taken Friday to Union High School, one of two Grand Rapids schools that have been turned into temporary shelters for people without power.
Consumers Energy says it’s trying to restore electricity to senior centers and nursing homes by Friday. More customers won’t get electricity until Monday. Freezing rain and other rough winter weather caused the outages.