Here's a list of Detroit-area shelters providing warmth during the polar vortex


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This week, the Detroit area is bracing for a polar vortex that will bring devastatingly cold temperatures to the midwest region.

The blast of arctic air is set to hit the Great Lakes on Tuesday and is expected to last through Thursday. Residents can anticipate the coldest temperatures on Wednesday which are expected to drop to a high of -5 degrees Fahrenheit with winds of 23 mph.

With the combination of heavy snow on Monday and frigid temperatures throughout the week, the City of Detroit wants to remind residents that shelters and warming centers are available.

The City of Detroit has urged residents to contact 911 if they see someone in need of shelter. The city also wants to remind individuals currently without heat in their home to contact the Buildings, Safety, Engineering & Environmental Department (BSEED) at 313-628-2451.

A full list of warming centers, recreation centers, and public libraries is below.

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