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The extreme cold can be deadly for people with inadequate heating or shelter, so the American Red Cross is running three shelters in Toledo Monday night.
The three shelters will likely remain open until Wednesday morning, when the arctic blast is expected to ease. Dedicated volunteers for the Red Cross responded quickly to this extreme winter weather, which Toledo hasn't seen for decades.
"It's not like a disaster, where we get a busload of people," said Deb Angel, shelter manager. "But even if we just keep it open for a couple of people that for some reason or other their furnace doesn't work or they don't have the money for the heat, they can come here and be warm."
The shelters are at the UAW Local 12 hall on Ashland, the East Toledo Family Center on Varland Avenue and the Margaret Hunt Senior Center on Garden Lake Place in south Toledo.
At an afternoon briefing, Mayor D. Michael Collins urged residents to check on their neighbors and make sure they are safe from the dangerous temperatures. He and Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp say officers are out looking for the homeless who may not have made it to shelter.
"It's an unknown that we don't know because we haven't seen the thaw yet, and our prayers are that we do not have fatalities as a result of those who are unhoused," Collins said.
Anyone going to the Red Cross shelters should bring a pillow and blanket. They will have breakfast.