Trying to stay cool during mid-90s temperatures
Annie Scholz reports Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- With temperatures soaring, people are doing whatever they can to cool off.
Health officials are trying to help us all stay ahead of the heat. There have already been two deaths they believe may be heat related, and they want to make sure that number doesn't go up.
The kids at Gordon Park go right for the splash pad when the mercury rises.
"I ask my mom to take me to this park so i can get wet," said Takyla Fortune.
Health officials are encouraging everyone to take advantage of the water parks, wading pools, and cooling centers in the area.
Kristin Stoltz also helps by checking on her elderly neighbor who can't come down for a swim. "We're here as often as possible, two or three times a week if we can make it," said Stoltz. "Every other day, go check on her and see how she's doing and talk with her."
Katinka Hooyer doesn't have air conditioning at home, but has a plan to handle the heat. "I work at the library often and ice packs."
But her dog Daisy is a different story. And that's why she's getting an air system installed Wednesday night. "My mom was very concerned about my dog's well being."
Something else to keep in mind, the heat can hit you a lot faster than you think. So just because you feel OK, doesn't mean you should push it.
Avoid working outside, stay hydrated, and you can stay safe.