Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as warming centers, including: the Jean Shepherd Center, Hammond Civic Center, and Hammond Sportsplex. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if necessary to get out of the cold. If a power outage were to occur, a shelter will be identified that would remain open during the overnight hours.
It is important for everyone to check in on their neighbors, especially senior citizens who are most adversely affected by the extreme cold. Neighborly care can go a long way in avoiding a tragic situation from occurring.