Emergency Shelter Now Closed – Power Restored Across City

January 8, 2018, 1: 30 am – The Emergency Shelter opened at the Cook County Senior Center earlier tonight as a result of a power outage in Grand Marais and Croftville, is now closed. The Public Utilities Commission worked diligently over the last several hours to restore power and heat to several area homes.


“Sincere thanks and appreciation are extended to the dedicated linesmen who worked tirelessly through the cold to restore utilities for area residents tonight,” said Valerie Marasco, Director – Office of Emergency Management & Public Information. “Thanks to all who quickly mobilized to assist in managing this situation as many residents faced a dark and potentially frigid night. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and responsive emergency operations group that rallied to protect the community including the City of Grand Marais, the Cook Sheriff’s Office & Dispatch, Emergency Management & Public Information, Public Health & Human Services, Maintenance Department, and the County Administrator’s Office; and special thanks to the Cook County Senior Center for stepping up and opening their doors as an emergency shelter for those in need and offering accessible transportation.”  

Power throughout the community, including the Creechville Road area, has been restored.


Contact:  Valerie Marasco, Director – Office of Emergency Management & Public Information, 218-387-5366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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