News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
City to open warming station on Wednesday
(January 6, 2015) – The City of Fort Wayne today announced that a warming station will be available for the public.
The City’s Parks & Recreation Department will open the Community Center, 233 W. Main St., as a warming station from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The warming station is designed for individuals in need of a location to stay warm for a shorter period of time. Plans could change as needed.
Wind chill values are expected to be -15 during the day on Wednesday. Wednesday night’s low is expected to be -11 with wind chill values of -25.
“We want to ensure that all residents are as safe as possible this winter. We’re being proactive in our efforts to ensure we have resources available to the public,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I want to encourage everyone to be safe and be sure to check on friends and neighbors as we anticipate very cold temperatures over the next few days.”
The City’s Police, Fire, Public Works, and City Utilities departments are all prepared with full personnel in position to respond accordingly to any potential weather situations.