Heat Indices Rise, Fort Wayne Opens Cooling Stations

Jul 7, 2020

Northeast Indiana has been fighting high temperatures and humidity over the past few days. It is likely to continue for the rest of the week.
Credit Screenshot from the National Weather Service

Persistent temperatures above 90 degrees across northeast Indiana resulted in several actions from the City of Fort Wayne on Monday.

The lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory,1100 S Calhoun St., in downtown Fort Wayne will serve as a cooling station now through Friday, from noon to 5 pm each day. In the interest of social distancing, the lobby will be limited to five visitors at a time; visitors are asked to wear a mask.


And effective this morning/early Tuesday, daily garbage and recycling collection will begin an hour earlier, at 5 am instead of the usual 6 am. This is in effect until further notice, and residents are asked to place garbage cans out the night before pickup.


Heat indices are expected to stay in the mid- to upper 90s throughout the rest of the week, and will be near 100 degrees on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.