Website offers heating help for Upper Michigan

File photo (WLUK/Eric Peterson)
File photo (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

A new website can help people in Upper Michigan heat their homes during the propane shortage and frigid winter weather.

The Michigan Propane Gas Association has launched The website has a list of federal, state and local agencies that serve Michigan counties and can be places to turn to for help.

The site also includes safety and weatherization information for keeping the house warm. MPGA reminds people not to use rags, tape or epoxy to stop leaks in gas lines, tamper with propane safety devices to overfill portable cylinders, connect portable cylinders to home heating systems to heat the home or store propane cylinders inside homes, garages and barns.

According to the MPGA, more people heat their homes with propane in Michigan than in any other state.