Hoosiers urged to take precautions to protect themselves in the heat Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Temperatures are expected to remain the 90s Sunday and local officials are urging residents to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.

The heat presents a health risk and can be especially difficult for the at-risk population, which includes the elderly, children six and under, and outside laborers.

There is a threat of heat illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

To help prevent heat illness, remember to stay in cool places such as public buildings, pools, and cooling stations.  Remember to wear light-colored and loose clothing, hats and sunscreen. And drink plenty of fluids.

Several Indy Park facilities will also be open to the public Sunday as options for staying cool.

  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Eagle Creek Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Road
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, 6516 DeLong Road
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive ($2 per person admission fee, ages 2 and under are free)
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. –  Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road
  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Perry Park Center, 451 East Stop 11 Road