KOSCIUSKO — Here’s an updated list of cooling centers and other offers for people seeking to avoid the heat Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, in Kosciusko County.
The city of Warsaw will host a daytime cooling center at the Pete Thorn Center, 800 N. Park Ave., Warsaw. Residents with animals that need cooling will need to bring their own kennel (Friday only). The cooling center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
Fellowship Missions, 1520 Winona Ave., Warsaw, is also serving as a cooling center during daytime hours. The cooling station is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.
Other opportunities to avoid the heat:
- A cooling station will be provided at the Winona Lake Senior Center, located at 1590 Park Ave., Winona Lake, until 4 p.m. Friday.
- Wawasee High School will serve as a cooling center during evening and overnight hours, on Friday, from 7 p.m. – 8 a.m. Enter Door 1.
- The Mentone Emergency Services building will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The building is located at 201 W. Main St., Mentone.
- The Pierceton Community Building will be open to 5 p.m. Friday as a cooling center.
- Milford Clerk-Treasurer Trish Gall said if someone needs assistance they can contact the clerk’s office at (574) 658-4519 or Van Buren Township Trustee Becky Alles at (574) 658-9686.
- Milford Fire Chief Todd Haines said the Milford Fire Station will be open through Monday for residents. Haines said residents can contact him at (574) 453-6836 if help is needed and the firefighters will do what they can to assist.
- Those living in the North Webster/Tippecanoe Township area can go to the North Webster Community Center. The center is open to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
- For residents in Syracuse and Turkey Creek Township, the Syracuse Community Center is open to 7 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Turkey Creek Fire Territory Fire Chief said persons needing a location after the community center is closed should contact Station 1 at (574) 457-4100 or call 911.