Indiana 2-1-1
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Information and Assistance

Emergency & Disaster Response

Northwest Indiana 2- 1-1 relieves pressure on 9-1-1 and emergency response teams by providing a number for citizens to call for non-emergency needs, freeing up emergency responders to deal with true emergencies.

Northwest Indiana 2-1-1 provides citizens with critical non-emergency assistance such as:

•Information on evacuationreturn routes and traffic closures

•Available Emergency shelter/housing

•Food resources and referrals

•Social services assistance and referrals

•Donation needs

Northwest Indiana 2- 1-1 played a critical role during the 2008 Flood in Northwest Indiana by providing information and support to the residents of Lake, Porter, and LaPorte.

Health & Safety
Northwest Indiana 2- 1-1 can serve as the central point to call for updated public health information.

Police and sheriff's deputies have an easy-to-remember number to give to at-risk populations as a resource.


March 19-21 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Severe Weather can happen at any time. Natural disasters such as flooding, tornados, lightning strikes and severe thunderstorms may cause damage or emergency situations. While you should ALWAYS DIAL 911 for EMERGENCIES, 2-1-1 is a convenient and easy to remember number to dial for non-emergencies.

Please visit for FAQs, Official SWPW Proclamation, preparedness videos and more!