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January 5, 2014

51st UPDATE: News from snowstorm

(Continued)

Kokomo —

YMCA: The child care development center will be closed Tuesday. The YMCA will be closed at least until noon Tuesday and all swim lessons are canceled.

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL CLOSURES: All St. Vincent Medical Group offices including immediate care; St. Joseph central scheduling; St. Joseph cashier's office; St. Joseph PET/CT; St. Joseph physical and sports therapy at Southway; St. Joseph physical and sports therapy at Forest Park; St. Joseph cardiopulmonary rehab; St. Joseph COAG clinic; St. Joseph outpatient radiology; St. Joseph women's center; St. Joseph wound healing center; St. Joseph cancer center; All

Trinity outpatient services; Clinic of Hope.

EMERGENCY SHELTER: The American Red Cross shelter in the Howard County  United Way building will be open through Tuesday. If power restoration is delayed  Carver Community Center will be opened as a shelter. Primrose Retirement Community has power to only one wing and may have to move residents.  2-1-1 United Way of Howard County will have coverage until noon Tuesday from Indianapolis. Local call center staff as well as United Way administrative staff will return to work Tuesday at noon.

IUK TO CLOSE: Indiana University Kokomo had planned to open Tuesday but announced it will be closed. New student orientation has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. Friday in Alumni Hall.

STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARED: Gov. Mike Pence declared a

state of emergency in 29 Indiana counties, including Howard and Tipton.

“As a result of the severe snowstorms, extreme cold and dangerous wind conditions that have impacted counties across Indiana, I have declared a state of disaster emergency in the 29 counties that were most affected by the storm, and the State of Indiana stands ready to assist Hoosiers as needed,” said Governor Pence. “We will continue to respond to this serious winter storm and evaluate its impact on other Indiana counties going forward.”

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