Additional cooling centers have been announced.

The following is a list of cooling centers in our area:

La Porte:

The following locations will be open to the public as cooling centers for Wednesday, June 15:

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.

*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.

Also announced by the City of La Porte were:

The Pax Center, will be a cooling center Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Center Township Office, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ogden Dunes:

Ogden Dunes police message on heat, cooling center

The Ogden Dunes Police stated the following message regarding the recent heat wave:

“With temperatures reaching the upper 90’s and the humidity being high, we would like to remind everyone to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned area, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you must be outside, please be aware of your limitations and take proper precautions.
If you or anyone you know needs assistance or to get out of the heat, please call us at 219-762-4125 or come to Town Hall. We will open Town Hall as a cooling center.
And remember, Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.”

Michigan City:

Michigan City Fire and Training Center 2510 E. Michigan Blvd. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Michigan City Police Department 1201 E. Michigan Blvd. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The City of Valparaiso stated the following:

“The forecast looks steamy — We’re sharing these cooling center locations. Also remember the CARE Program by the Valparaiso Police Department, which checks on residents during harsh weather. To register yourself or a loved one, contact Sgt. Perry Stone at or 219-462-2135.”
Cooling Centers:
1201 Cumberland Cr.
Hours: Mon – Fri 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat/Sun 12:30 – 6:00 pm

Banta Senior Center
605 Beech St.
Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat/Sun Closed

Porter County Public Library
103 Jefferson St.
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.