With high temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees predicted Friday and Saturday, with Sunday’s high temperature in the single digits, frostbite and hypothermia can occur during below-zero temperatures and individuals are recommended to limit time outdoors. In addition, Power outages are quite common with these frigid temperatures.
Anyone in need of shelter is asked to call 911. The Police Department’s dispatch center will then direct residents where to go. People will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Most facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those needing to shelter in a warmed facility. However, if a power outage happens in the community, some shelters will remain open overnight, but you will need to confirm.
First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St., will operate as a warming shelter as needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr.,
Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse, 901 E. 129th Street; and
Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.,
If a power outage were to occur, these shelters would remain open during the overnight hours.
Whenever temperatures drop below 32 degrees, the warming centers will be activated, including:
Ambridge Mann Pavilion at 2922 W. Fourth Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Roosevelt Pavilion at 2201 Harrison St., operations open as needed.
Glen Ryan Pavilion at 4220 E. Sixth St., operations open as needed.
Calumet Township Center at 1900 W. 41st Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 880-4902.
Brother’s Keeper, at 2120 Broadway, open only to men from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 882-4459.
Oak Street Health, 4900 Broadway Ave., 8am – 5pm, 237-5170.
Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway, 8am – 4pm (M-F)
Martin Luther King Center, 4802 Melville Avenue, 7:00 pm till 7:00 am, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday February 5 through 8 and throughout the week of February 8, 2021
Fire Station at 308 Navajo Trail
Town Hall (as needed) at 1240 N. Boo Road. People in need of shelter should first call the Fire Department at 219-787-8591 so firefighters can make accommodations.
Town Hall meeting room, at 726 Broadway, will open Saturday as a warming shelter. A limited number of cots and blankets will be available.
Community Building at 500 Ackerman Drive in Hawthorne Park
Porter Fire station at 550 Beam St.
Anyone in Porter in need of a warming shelter should first call the Police Department at 219-926-7611. They will then be directed to one of the possible locations..
Valparaiso YMCA, 1202 Cumberland Crossing, open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Porter County Public Library, Valparaiso Branch, 103 Jefferson St., open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Housing Opportunities, 2001 Calumet Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
An overnight winter shelter for adult men and women is also available by calling 219-548-2800 or 219-400-0203.
Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Rd., as a standby only 762-1675.
Keys to Hope Community Resource Center, at 1802 Franklin St., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, to anyone in need. The center is run by Citizens Concerned for the Homeless.
Michigan City’s overnight shelters are in place. In any emergency situations, additional help and warming centers have been arranged by our LaPorte County Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher. Please contact him directly at (219) 898-1491.
- Related Articles . . .
Sledding in Northwest Indiana
It can get boring during the Pandemic during the winter months, however Sledding happens to be a socially distant activity for Family Fun in Northwest Indiana. In spite of the Pandemic, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for your winter pleasure Continue Reading . . .
Snow Shoveling Tips to Protect Your Heart
With snow predicted to fall across large portions of Indiana this week, the American Heart Association encourages Hoosiers to protect their hearts while shoveling snow and to seek immediate treatment if they experience any signs or symptoms of a heart attack, Continue Reading . . .
Getting outside and working out can seem like a Herculean task, as the days get colder and the nights get longer. Most of us hit the pavement or gym and only the most dedicated of us can still tie up their running shoes. If you are going to do any sort of workout outside, you’re… Continue Reading →
Does your family take annual ski trips? Do you like to hit up the sledding hills or build a magnificent snowman after the first big snow of the season? What about winter hikes or runs through the neighborhood? No matter how you like to spend your time outside, winter is full of opportunities. However, you… Continue Reading →
Ice Fishing Locations and Safety Tips
Get the Indiana rules for catching fish, such as quantity, size, and licensing. This information is available Fishing and safety tips, Continue Reading . . . .
Driving in the snow is beautiful and exhilarating, but it can also be a nightmare. If you do not have the know-how or tools, you can have serious problems with winter driving. Before you hit the road, here are a few of the most common car problems during the winter you should prepare for. Deflated… Continue Reading →
Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this… Continue Reading →
For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year. Even beyond the magnificent feasts and heartwarming family gatherings, the break from school or work brings a great opportunity for unforgettable trips and experiences. Of course, like many things in 2020, COVID-19 has changed a lot of winter travel plans. You don’t have to… Continue Reading →
The time of year where we turn our thermostats up and look forward to cozy nights in our homes has come. Although, if you turned your thermostat up and found you still have to bundle up for warmth, you may have a bigger problem on your hands. These top reasons why your house is always… Continue Reading →
If there is a part of the country that knows winter, it’s this one. We don’t complain about our cold, snowy winters. We use them as bragging rights. (And after the polar vortex of 2018, can you blame us?) But just because we are used to the snow doesn’t mean that we are always quite… Continue Reading →
Winterizing your home may be tedious, especially in older homes. Checking the furnace and its filter, closing all your storm windows, cleaning out the gutters, and so on is a lot to remember. What happens when winter sets in, the temperature drops, and you’re getting hit with precipitation left and right? One day it’s rain… Continue Reading →
Essential Work Out Equipment for Colder Weather –
As the days get colder and the nights get longer, Here’s how to tie up those running shoes & hit the pavement Continue Reading . . .