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Excessive heat wave expected through Sunday

People are bracing for a four day heat wave. Even nightly temperatures will still stay above normal.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 5:43 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2019 6:41 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The entire State of Indiana is under an Excessive Heat Warning for four days. Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans says this is the first in seven years.

"We haven't seen such a massive area covered by an excessive heat warning since 2012,” said Evans. “The great drought year when we had really intense heat that year."

Organizations like Lafayette Transitional Housing are preparing for an influx in clientele.

"Anyone who's experiencing homelessness has a safe place to come and that includes being cool and so that's really part of what we are gearing up for; for this weekend,” said Layton.

Executive Director for LTHC Jennifer Layton says people don't understand how dangerous this heat can be.

"But it also goes into Winter when it's extremely cold outside,” said Layton. “With these extreme temperatures people could die."

LTHC client, Candice, said she understands what it's like being out in the heat for hours.

"I've seen others walk the streets every day,” said Candice. “I can tell that it stresses them."

People aren't the only ones affected by these scorching temperatures, pets are at risk too.

Tippecanoe County Animal Control Officer Seth Kirkendall said people need to think twice when it comes to their pets.

"This heat that we're in right now it's best to take the dog inside,” said Kirkendall. “Sheltering them almost isn't enough right now."

He said dogs and cats over heat quicker than a human.

"Out in the middle of the lawn with no shelter or no water,” said Kirkendall. “They need to call me immediately. It only takes 20 minutes for a dog to suffer from a heat stroke."

Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans said everyone needs to be mindful of these dangerous temperatures.

"It ranks number one in terms of weather related fatalities,” said Evans “We look at a ten year average a 30-year average, even in 2018 it killed more people than any other weather phenomenon.”

Northend Community Center in Lafayette will stay open during normal business hours. They will have tables and free wifi for guest. They are located at 2000 Elmwood Ave, Lafayette, IN 47904

The City of Kokomo will have a cooling station at it's Senior Citizens Center located at 721 W Superior St, Kokomo, IN 46901

The Lafayette Transitional Housing Center will operate under normal business hours, but will monitor weather conditions. They are located at 3413, 615 N 18th St suite 102, Lafayette, IN 47904

The Clinton County YMCA will have space for adults and the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club will have extended services for those in need. They are located at 950 S Maish Rd, Frankfort, IN 46041. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 1100 W Green St, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Kids will also have the opportunity to receive a free lunch from 9:30 to noon with snacks throughout the day.

Carroll County said people can stop by any of their ambulance garages for relief. Those addresses are below:

1. 2401 East State Road 18, across from Carroll High School
2. 110 Wabash, in Delphi
3. 5069 N. US 421 , Delphi

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