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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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Emergency Information

Residents should contact the Lansing Board of Water and Light at 877-295-5001to report power outages or downed wires.   Please DO NOT call 911.  
Please check http://www.lbwl.com/alert/ for information from the Lansing Board of Water and Light on current restoration status.

Winter Storm Update: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Winter Storm Update: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Winter Storm Guidance: Friday, January 31, 2014 

Snow Emergency Lifted - 1/10/2014
Snow Clearing Update - 1/7/2014 
Travel Ban Lifted at Midnight; City Government to Reopen Tomorrow - 1/6/2014
Mayor Bernero Declares Snow Emergency - 1/5/2014
City of Lansing Issues Winter Storm Guidance - 1/5/2014

Anyone in need of overnight sheltering please contact 211.  They will place you in contact with the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Warming centers are available at all four City of Lansing Community Centers from 8:30am to 9:00pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

  • Foster Community Center - 200 N. Foster 
  • Gier Community Center - 2400 Hall Street 
  • Letts Community Center - 1220 W. Kalamazoo 
  • Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center - 5825 Wise Road

If you need help with transportation or would like more information having to do with these shelters and warming centers, please call 211. If you have pets that need shelter, please call Ingham County Animal Control at (517)676-8376.

Please remember to stay safe and don’t try to heat your households in unapproved ways. These include propane heaters, stoves and ovens.

As a reminder, generators should never be run inside houses or garages.

Snow, Sidewalks and Parking
Residents and businesses are reminded that city ordinance requires sidewalks to be cleared with 24 hours of a storm event.  

Residents are also reminded that all vehicles must be removed from city streets between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Cars that remain parked on the street overnight can interfere with plowing operations and may be towed at the owner’s expense.  

Residents are asked to avoid parking on city streets during and for 48 hours after the storm, to facilitate plowing operations.

Public Information
For regular updates on the City of Lansing winter maintenance activities and emergency notifications, please check the City of Lansing Fire Department Facebook page and sign up for Nixle text message and email alerts at: http://local.nixle.com/city/mi/lansing/.  Updates will also be posted to the City of Lansing website at http://www.lansingmi.gov.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)

County-wide TV and FM Radio notifications for weather emergencies issued by National Weather Service, Emergency Operations Center, or 911 Center.

Emergency Alert Sign-Up

Receive important urgent information via your email and/or text enabled device by providing your contact information.

CodeRED Emergency Notification Signup

An Emergency Notification System is a system, which allows government entities to contact citizens in the event of an emergency in their area.


A free, opt-in communication service providing notifications only from trusted government departments and community groups. Nixle uses your location-based information to send relevant notifications with four priority levels.

Outdoor Warning Sirens

City-wide notifications, people should seek shelter when the sirens are activated.

ICE Your Phone

Did you know that your phone could talk to us even if you can't? It may sound odd but it is true. Lansing supports the ICE campaign for cell phone users.  Find out how you can use your phone to help us contact the right person in case of emergency.

Randy Talifarro
Fire Chief
120 E. Shiawassee
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.