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Michigan City extends “State of Emergency” until further notice


Michigan City has extended their State of Emergency until further notice.

In a release, the city says the extension will help ensure an effective and rapid response to this storm.

Mayor Ron Meer is also strongly urging residents to exercise caution, avoid travel and stay indoors.

The city also wanted to clarify what the State of Emergency means for Michigan City residents. Here's what the city sent out in a release (please note, this is just in reference to Michigan City):

"I have reads accounts all over Facebook and other sources that the "City is Closed" and that you can be fined anywhere from $100.00 to $500.00 for being on the street. I have also heard and read that the Mayor has ordered everyone in their homes. Neither one of these statements are true!

The State of Emergency indicates that Mayor Meer is urging residents to stay home and limit any travel that is not necessary. This was declared as a result of the winter storm that is currently affecting northwest Indiana. In no way does this mean that he has ordered businesses to close just that only essential personnel are expected to report to work during this weather emergency. There have been no curfews, penalties or other restrictions that have been put in place.

Emergency and essential personnel are out attempting to clear snow, check on the elderly and maintain a safe environment for those that must leave their homes."

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