posted on January 04, 2014

MORENCI, MI – As the snow continues to fall on the City of Morenci, the City of Morenci and the Church of Nazarene have setup a warming station for its residents.

Residents, who are either without heat or on a limited budget and cannot afford heat, are encouraged to take advantage of the warming station that will be setup at the Church of Nazarene located at 751 Summit Street.  The warming station, which will open tomorrow, Monday, January 6, at 9 a.m. will be open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7. 

Residents who take advantage of the warming station are encouraged to bring necessities with them such as bedding, personal identification, personal hygiene items, and a change of clothes.  The shelter will offer a warm place for people to stay.

Earlier today, Morenci Fire Chief, Brad Lonis, announced that all emergency resources such as Fire and EMS personnel would be moved around one roof to provide for adequate response in and outside of the city.  In addition to that, Chief Lonis stated that the Morenci Department of Public Works would be responding to fire calls inside and outside the city in conjunction with the Morenci Fire Department to provide snowplowing and salting, if needed.

For updates on how the City of Morenci is dealing with Winter Storm Ion, please visit the Morenci Fire Department’s Facebook page or

As always, the City of Morenci urges you to contact 911 if you have an emergency.