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Cooling centers available for residents needing to beat the heat

La PORTE, IN (Aug. 23, 2023) – The City of La Porte will open cooling centers today and tomorrow to help residents beat the heat, according to Mayor Tom Dermody.

“With real feel temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees over the next couple of days, the need for cooling centers is critical,” Dermody said. “Heat this excessive is a lot for anyone, but elderly people and those with heart conditions or breathing issues are especially at risk. Please check on neighbors and loved ones, and encourage those in need to take advantage of this important resource.” 

The following locations will be open to the public as cooling centers for today, Wednesday, Aug. 23 and tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 24:  

Location Address Times
La Porte City Hall 801 Michigan Ave. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*La Porte Fire Station #3 710 Daytona St. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
La Porte Civic Auditorium 1001 Ridge St. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
La Porte Park & Rec Office 250 Pine Lake Ave. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
La Porte County Public Library 904 Indiana Ave. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Center Twp. Trustee’s Office 1108 W. St. Rd. 2 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed./4 p.m. Thurs.

*The fire station will be evacuated in the event of a fire call. 

Dermody said anyone in need of help after hours may contact the City of La Porte Police Department non-emergency line at 219-362-6205.