With dangerously hot weather moving in through Elkhart County this week, the City of Goshen is asking residents to be mindful and take action to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors.

The National Weather Service (NWS), reports an excessive heat watch from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday evening, with heat index values up to 110 possible.

Extreme heat and humidity will increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

In talking with the Goshen Public Library, the City of Goshen has designated the library, 601 S. Purl Street, a cooling center during these times of extreme weather. The library hours for the remainder of this week are:

  • Tuesday 1–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10–8 p.m.
  • Thursday 10–8 p.m.
  • Friday 10–6 p.m.

The NWS recommends being prepared to drink plenty of fluids and staying in an air-conditioned room or out of the sun if possible. Additionally, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman asked residents to look after one another.

“Please check on your friends, family, neighbors, the homeless and the elderly during this time of extreme heat,” he said. “If you know of anyone in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to call for help.”

If you need assistance checking in on someone, please contact Officer James Ballard at 574-536-1790. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.