FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Victoria Hardy and her daughter Isabella woke up Thursday morning excited for Halloween, despite the weather.
"I was still going out, rain or shine, I didn't care. It's her first year, she's going to remember it. She's been looking forward to it so much. So, we got up and got dressed up as you can tell," Hardy Explained.
But then, mirroring Halloween, the weather got scarier.
Sergeant Sofia Rosales-Scatena with the Fort Wayne Police Department explains why.
She said,"We got a Wind Advisory this morning. We consulted with Fort Wayne Fire Department,Fort Wayne Sheriff Department, Department of Homeland Security over that advisory and we're just not willing to take the chance that any child might be hurt tonight by some downed power lines that may come with these gusts."
The water can conduct electricity and with how much water is in the ground, strong winds can also cause uprooted trees and downed branches.
Rescheduling the holiday means Isabella has to wait for her first time to celebrate the holiday, but mom says there's an upside.
"She was looking forward to going today," Hardy said. "So, now I have to have her understand that it's not today and it's in a couple days, but then it's also exciting because then we have more time to get ready for it."
Rachel LeCount says rescheduling trick or treating actually helps her.
"I'm not too terribly hurt by it. I had a lot of things going on this evening, so the time change works out a bit for me on Saturday," LeCount said.
Fort Wayne police said they chose Saturday because they wanted to get as many people as possible back out trick-or-treating without disrupting too many plans.
"We don't do this lightly. We really tried to figure out a way to make this happen, but we just didn't feel right in being in the realm of safety that we weren't going to take our children's safety as first priority," Rosales-Scatena said.
For a list of the rescheduled times, click here.