With around 7,000 households remaining without power in Calhoun County, a warming center has been opened to help prevent people from freezing as temperatures drop.

Pennfield Township Supervisor Dave Morgan tells 95.3 WBCK that citizens in need can go to Pennfield High School to get warm. He says that around 1,000 were without power Friday morning, after winds in excess of 60mph swept through Michigan Wednesday.

The warming center is in cooperation with the Red Cross, and can be found at 8299 Pennfield Road. It's open to all area residents who need it, and will be available 24 hours a day until power is restored.