Cooling centers announced in Warsaw as heat index values rise

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Dangerous temperatures and high humidity forecast for much of this week.

In response, the City of Warsaw will host a daytime cooling station for residents at the Pete Thorn Center, also the site of Kosciusko Community Senior Services, at 800 North Park Avenue.

The cooling station will be open Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents with animals that need cooling will need to bring their own kennel Thursday & Friday.

Fellowship Missions at 1520 Winona Avenue is also providing a cooling station during daytime hours.

The cooling station is open Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department is also making arrangements to keep people cool during the Country Concert for St. Jude Kids. Kozon Plumbing & Heating will have a misting tent available at Warsaw’s Central Park on Friday. The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Department is also expected to bring a cooling trailer to the Montgomery Gentry show to help attendees beat the heat.

Warsaw officials encourage residents to check on family members and neighbors, bring pets inside, and only go outdoors if absolutely necessary.