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Warming Centers During Polar Vortex

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Commission President Rich Mrozinski, along with La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody and Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry, announced today warming shelters have been arranged to help those in need of assistance during the upcoming dangerously cold spell.


La Porte Fire Station #3, located at 710 Daytona, will be open from 8 am to 11 p.m. as a warming center.  Mayor Dermody has offered the use of the Civic Auditorium if overflow is required from the city fire station.


In Michigan City, St. John’s Church, just off U.S. 421 near Marquette Mall, will also be available during daytime hours.  Mayor Parry has indicated the Salvation Army in Michigan City can be available for overflow. 


County Commission President Mrozinski also announced that arrangements have been made for the Small Projects building at the Fairgrounds to be utilized, if needed. 


All three leaders indicated local government is committed to “ensuring that our citizens stay safe and warm during this difficult time.”


Face masks at warming centers are required and will be available to those in need.  Temperature checks will be conducted at the door, officials said.

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