How and where to stay cool in the extreme heat - WDRB 41 Louisville News

How and where to stay cool in the extreme heat

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – With the sun burning down, kids and adults alike cooled off by splashing around at fountains and splash pads along Waterfront Park Saturday.

“Burning up, burning up, burning up -- on fire,” Charles Bruce proclaimed.

“Just exhausting,” Lisa Lontz told WDRB News.

With a high temperature of 91 degrees and a feels like temperature in the mid 90's, the mercury is expected to rise even higher Sunday.

“I'm staying cool by getting in the water,” Spheara Lontz said.

“It's amazing and it's so cold,” Rylee Roederer said.

“When you run through it, it's really cold and when you put your hair in it, it's really, really cold,” Aleila said.

Splashing around at Waterfront Park was necessary to beat the heat from the sun or to even take a break from a kickball game.

“We are just taking turns getting wet, lots of sunscreen and seeking shading between games,” Jaime Roederer said.

Experts say if you have to be outside in extreme heat, it’s imperative to stay hydrated.

“Lots and lots of water,” Jaime Roederer said.

“We've got our water over there on the bench,” Lisa Lontz said.

“It just gives you a boost of energy. You know you get so weak and a little down but as long as you stay hydrated, keep fluids in, stay in the shade as much as possible and you're going to be good,” Katie Catlett said.

And of course you can't stay cool without an ice cold treat.

“I got ice cream,” Atticus Mason shouted with a big smile on his face.

But if fountains and splash pads aren't really your scene, places like Wayside Christian Mission and Louisville Public Library locations are offering cooling shelters to the public for free.

“We're ready to get back into the air conditioning,” Bruce said.

It's also important to check on the elderly and those with medical conditions during the extreme heat.

For a full list of cooling shelter locations in the area click here.

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