UPDATED: Warming centers to offer relief during Wind Chill Warning in Kosciusko County

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Dangerous temperatures are in the forecast, with a Wind Chill Warning in effect for Kosciusko County on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to Thursday at 2 p.m.

A number of warming centers are opening in response:


Pete Thorn Center at 800 North Park Avenue- Tuesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will also be open from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday until 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

Fellowship Missions at 1420 Winona Avenue- Check-in for new individuals for the overnight warming center is from 1-4 p.m. each day.

Kosciusko Community Hospital will open the KCH Administrative Classroom to the public as a warming station on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Administrative Classroom entrance is located at the far west wing of KCH. Hot coffee and te will be made available.


Plain Township officials have opened a temporary warming center. The Plain Township Building at 345 East Armstrong Road in Leesburg will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tippecanoe Township Trustee Chris Francis has authorized the opening of the Tippecanoe Township Government facility, located at 499 W Washington Street, in North Webster. The emergency shelter will be available Tuesday, January 29 until Friday, February 1. Entrance will be available through the glass doors on the north side of the building.


The Syracuse Community Center will be open from 8 AM until 8 PM and Wawasee High School will have overnight accommodations if needed.

Should you need assistance to get to a warming center or find someone in need, please contact Kosciusko Central Dispatch at 574-267-5667.

Officials are encouraging residents to check on family members and neighbors, bring pets inside, and only go outdoors if absolutely necessary.

WNDU Meteorologist David Harker has all the details on the upcoming cold temperatures in this exclusive News Now Warsaw interview: