Cooling centers open as heat wave grips central Indiana


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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dangerously hot weather is on the way to central Indiana this week, with temperatures in the upper 90s and the heat index in triple digits.

An Excessive Heat Warning goes into effect from Thursday through Sunday. With the heat wave approaching, Hoosiers can find relief at some area cooling centers.

The Salvation Army is opening cooling stations in Fountain Square and Eagle Creek.

Beech Grove will open a cooling center at the Hornet Park Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., though Monday night.

Here is a list of where to find cooling centers in other central Indiana counties:

Clinton County will open cooling centers Friday and Saturday:

  • Friday: Old Stoney, 301 E Clinton St, Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Water will be available to the public.
  • Friday: Center Township Office, 6 S. Main St, Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Water will be available to the public.
  • Friday: Boys and Girls Club, 1100 W Green St, Open 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Location will be open only to youth. The Boys and Girls Club will have free lunch for youth at 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Snacks will be made available throughout the day.
  • Friday and Saturday: YMCA will be open to the public on Friday from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. No YMCA membership is needed.

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