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Some pools in Indianapolis may soon close as they get ready for the upcoming heat wave



Indianapolis, Indiana – Several Indy Parks pools will close when students in high school and college start classes at the start of the following week.

Some will remain open until August 6, but Indy Parks warns that this is subject to change if there are staffing shortages or maintenance difficulties.

As of Wednesday, Rhodius Park had been shut down.

Brookside, Garfield, Perry, Riverside, Gustafson, Sahm, and Stanley Strader pools are anticipated to close on Sunday.

On August 6, Broad Ripple, Eagle Creek Beach, Ellenberger, King, Douglass, and Northwestway are six more pools that will close.

Indy Island has been shut down due to renovations, however Thatcher Park is open all year.

Many individuals, including construction workers who will be battling the heat, are working in the intense heat.

Know the facts, advised Alex Cortwright, Indy Parks’ chief communications officer. Decide where to go.

People in Indianapolis are ready for severe weather as the temperature rises.

Friends and families are urged by Indy Parks to watch out for one another.

“And if they need assistance give them a ride. Whatever assistance you can to make sure that folks are safe and stay cool during this heat wave,” Cortwright said.

For hot temperatures, construction workers are also prepared.

Dan Livingston, safety superintendent at Rieth-Riley Construction, said, “This isn’t for the unseasoned worker. Don’t try to tempt to come out and start working in this heat until you’ve been fully acclimated, and that’s one thing that we do throughout the season. As the season progresses on into the heat of the summer these crews are somewhat acclimated.”

According to Livingston, Rieth-Riley is always looking for signs of heat-related illnesses, including excessive sweating and heat cramps. “There’s varying degrees of heat stress and heat-related incidents and heat stroke, and somewhere in between that range when somebody starts to get into there, it gets really dangerous, and we let our training jump in and take over.”

According to Livingston, the construction company is also outfitted with first aid and CPR. However, he claims that by finding cover and staying hydrated, employees can combat the heat.

“There’s a lot of guys that will just continue to keep working on through and when they do that it’s up to me as supervisor, coworkers to look at somebody and say, ‘Hey, man. You may not realize it, but I think you’re starting to exhibit some symptoms.’”


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