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SNOW EMERGENCIES/TRAVEL ADVISORIES/PLOWING UPDATES

  • Indiana State Police say you can call 800-261-7623 for Indiana road conditions - but don't call dispatch centers.
  • Map of travel advisories

CLOSINGS, DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS:

  •  Elkhart City trash and recycling delayed one day this week
  • South Bend trash collection is delayed one day for the rest of the week
  • Mishawaka and Goshen trash pickup is delayed one day for the rest of the week
  • The Social Security Administration office located in Benton Harbor, MI will be closed Monday, February 2, 2015
  • USPS asks residents to clear a path to their mailbox to help carriers
  • The City of Benton Harbor, MI administrative offices are closed today due to the weather. City Hall will reopen on February 3, 2015 at 8:30 AM.
  • The South Bend Board of Safety Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m. has been canceled
  • Broadway Christian Parish is closed
  • The Social Security Administration office located in Benton Harbor, MI will be closed Monday, February 2, 2015
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend closed Monday
  • Foundations Child Care Center will be closed on Monday, February 2nd
  • South Bend's County-City Building will not open until noon
  • Voyager Acquisition LLC. Production and Office Closed
  • Scrapper's Rescue Corp closed Monday
  • Humane Society of Elkhart County will be closed to the public on Monday
  • Council on Aging of Elkhart County, Inc. - All Life Enrichment Activities and all transportation services canceled for February 2.
  • Ameri-Kart Corp. for Cassopolis, MI & Bristol, IN plants are closed for 3rd shift tonight 2-1-15 and 1st shift on Monday due to the weather.
  • Albright UMC will be closed on Monday.
  • The Warsaw Community Public Library will be closed Monday.
  • The Lakeville Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library will be closed on Monday because of a water main break.
  • Evergreen RV-Middlebury, IN, Lifestyle Luxury RV-Middlebury, IN, Skyline RV-Bristol, IN - No production Monday. Office to report if possible.
  • Lakeville Trinity Church Assembly of God - All Sunday Activities Canceled
  • All Saints Episcopal Church Syracuse - services canceled Sunday
  • Tri-Pac Inc. - No Production Monday February 2
  • Elkhart County Offices - Delayed Monday, employees report to work at 8:00 a.m.
  • Kem Krest - Delayed start on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for all warehouse and office employees
  • City of Mishawaka - no curbside trash/recycling collection on Monday, February 2
  • City of Goshen - no curbside trash/recycling collection on Monday, February 2
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Ft. Wayne/South Bend - office closed Monday, February 2
  • Hart Plastics/Hart Engineering- No Production, office employees to report at 9:00 a.m.
  • City of South Bend - No trash service on Monday, February 2
  • Foundations Child Care Center - Closed Monday, February 2
  • Social Security Administration (Benton Harbor, MI) - Closed Monday, February 2
  • Interurban Trolley/Interurban Trolley Access: Delayed until 12:00 p.m. on Monday February 2
  • Village Shoppes, Inc. (New Carlisle): Closed Monday, February 2

POWER OUTAGES:

Indiana Michigan Power: Report an outage | Power outage map

NIPSCO: Report a power outage 800-464-7726 | Outage map

SAFETY TIPS FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

• Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

• Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.

• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.

• If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

Put Together a Supply Kit

Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
Flashlight
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
Multi-purpose tool
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Extra cash
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Tools/supplies for securing your home
Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

Remaining Safe During a Winter Storm

• Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).

• Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.

• Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.

• All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.

• Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

• Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.

• Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.

• Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.

• Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.

• Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

• Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.

Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.

• The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.

• Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.

• If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.

• Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.

Cold-Related Emergencies

Frostbite and hypothermia are two dangerous and potentially life-threatening emergencies. Learn how to care for these emergencies by taking a first aid class.


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