Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
City Prepares for Winter Blast
Mayor Henry has Team Ready to Go, Asks Residents to Check on Neighbors, Be Proactive
The City is prepared to handle the approaching winter storm and Mayor Tom Henry is urging residents to be proactive and prepare themselves as well.
“Each of us has a responsibility to be aware of the preparation needed for our families and neighbors to be as safe and comfortable during challenging weather conditions. We need to make sure we have provisions like an adequate food supply, blankets, flashlights and batteries, medicine and baby formula. Most importantly, we need to check on each other,” said Mayor Tom Henry.
Mayor Henry is urging residents to be proactive and check on neighbors even before the storm. The City has plow truck drivers ready to go and has an ample supply of salt for the upcoming storm. Additionally, all City departments are ready for a unified response.
“Our staff has been working closely to implement our storm response plans. This includes coordinating with our internal departments as well as Indiana Michigan Power, social service agencies and community partners,” said Mayor Henry
The 311 call center is operating on normal business hours today but is prepared to expand to 24 hours a day if needed. Residents should call 311 for things like downed trees or limbs that are in the street. For fires, accidents or medical emergencies, residents should call 911.
Pet owners should make sure they have appropriate supplies and take steps to have a safe location for their pets during deteriorating weather conditions.