Both the state and the City of Lansing are making some changes to encourage people to stay indoors and to make sure they can get help if they need it.

We have a wind chill warning in effect until Thursday at 1 p.m.  Wind chills during the day and during the night will come very close to 32 degrees below zero.

According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency to make sure the public understands how dangerous this weather is.

The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services says the  state's 2-1-1 is being improved to help people during the dangerous cold weather.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said his administration will be looking at the possibility of getting federal funding to help pay for food and staffing at the shelters.  For more information, please click on the above link.