Milwaukee celebrating Juneteenth during mid 90s temperatures
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee's Juneteenth celebration is one of the largest in the country and even Tuesday's intense heat couldn't keep crowds from coming out to celebrate.
People at the celebration on Milwaukee's north side have mixed feelings about the sizzling temperatures.
The heat is on and for many that meant a little extra planning for their Juneteenth celebration. Shade and cold drinks were popular near 3030 Martin Luther King Dr. with temperatures in the 90s.
Khianna Adams carried shade with her -- using an umbrella to block the intense sun. Adams didn't let the heat keep her from coming to the annual celebration -- but she did adjust her plans because of it.
"I knew I wasn't going to be able to walk this whole distance because of the heat, even with the umbrella cause I want to be safe. I don't want to fall out," said Adams.
The city has it's mobile health unit out there.
But officials told TODAY'S TMJ4 they've had no heat related issues so far.
Juneteenth Day commemorates the end of slavery.