Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Central Fire Station. 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 bitter cold. If a power outage were to occur, these shelters would remain open during the overnight hours.
"I call on residents 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."