Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme heat expected, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as cooling centers, including: Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to get out of the extreme heat. If a power outage were to occur, these shelters would remain open during the overnight hours.
The extreme heat is expected for the next few days. If you must go outside make sure you are prepared and limit your time outside as much as possible. It is best to stay in an air-conditioned location as much as you can, drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty, schedule outdoor activities carefully and take cool showers or baths to cool down.
I call on residents to check in on their family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need assistance”, stated Mayor McDermott. “It is our older adults and young children who are at the most risk in the extreme heat. Being neighborly can go a long way in avoiding a tragic situation from occurring.”