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Staying cool in Hendricks County

A heat advisory is in place, and over the next few days temperatures are expected to climb to their highest levels in more than five years.

While the heat can affect anyone, those who are more apt to react badly are pets, children and the elderly.

Symptoms of overheating may include dizziness, thirst, headache, nausea, cramps and muscle spasms, fatigue, swelling of the ankles, lack of coordination and cold, clammy skin.

Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention. In an effort to assist those in Hendricks County who may not have access to air conditioning to keep cool, Hendricks County Emergency Management has opened several cooling stations.


Brownsburg Fire Headquarters

470 E. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112

Open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No Pet Accommodations


Washington Township-Avon Fire Headquarters

311 Production Drive, Avon, IN 46123

Open Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Pittsboro Police Department

80 N. Meridian, Pittsboro, IN 46167

Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Plainfield Police Department

1075 West Main, Plainfield, IN 46168

Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday as needed, call required.


The Salvation Army will provide sites at the following addresses outside of Hendricks County:

4400 North High School Road, Eagle Creek

1337 Shelby Street, Fountain Square

Additional cooling locations can be found on the following site: wishtv.com/news/salvation-army-opens-cooling-centers.

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