In the aftermath of powerful severe storms causing thousands to be left without power or running water Thursday, the Duluth Area Family YMCA is offering the opportunity for the community to be safe and taken care of. The YMCA's facilities will be free for usage while the power is out, allowing anyone who needs it to take a warm shower, get water, or use free wi-fi.

This would also offer the opportunity to get out of the heat today, as temperatures are predicted to soar to around 90 degrees, with heat index values close to 100 in some places around the area.