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Road Construction: I-65 Bridge Repairs in Downtown Indianapolis

Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.

Construcción del camino: reparaciones del puente de I-65 en el centro de Indianápolis

Partes de la Interestatal 65 en el centro de Indianápolis estarán cerradas para reparaciones de puentes que empiezan en o después del 1 de Julio. La construcción puede afectar el viaje a los centros hospitalarios de IU Health en el área.

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5 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Blog 5 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

As the mercury rises in your thermometer, pools, ponds, and lakes become a welcome respite from sweltering heat. When you and your family decide to spend a day in and on the water, it’s important to keep certain safety rules in mind. Here are five water safety tips every parent should know before heading to the water this summer.

  1. Never leave your child near water unsupervised. They could fall in without someone there to help. Adults should ALWAYS pay complete attention while children play . It only takes a few minutes for a child to run into trouble while playing near the pool.
  2. If your child does not know how to swim or is a weak swimmer, make sure they wear a personal flotation device. When your child does hit the pool or lake, make sure they have a personal flotation device until they have become a strong swimmer on their own.
  3. If you have a pool, make sure it has fencing to keep children from playing in or near it unsupervised. If you own your own pool, make sure you set up proper fencing with a lockable gate to keep out animals, or children.
  4. Keep rescue equipment near the pool. When you go to a pool, make sure there is rescue equipment nearby before you let your kids get in the water. If you own a pool, keep rescue equipment handy in case of emergency, life preservers and inner tubes are good examples of equipment you should have handy.
  5. Have an emergency plan. Put a plan in place in case someone in your family does have an emergency at the pool. If possible, train yourself and older children in CPR. If an emergency does happen, make sure you have contact information for a service like 9-1-1 that can get someone to a hospital quickly.

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