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People taking precautions in extreme heat

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

The heat is on, literally, in many parts of Central Kentucky.

More than thirty counties are under a heat advisory.

Officials are warning people to take extra precautions, to avoid overheating.

Buddy Richardson, with the Mt. Sterling Street Department says, "people will survive. We drink a lot of water, sometimes we drink 15 to 20 gallons a day."

Larry Enochs says the work doesn't stop just because its hot.

"I've been mowing, took me all day to get this far."

Officials say prolonged exposure could be dangerous, resulting in heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

The Mt. Sterling emergency management director says because of the heat advisory, which will continue over the next couple days, they will open cooling centers starting tomorrow.

The center will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 at the Civic Center, in the community room.

Thursday's center will be at the Station #6 Fire Department on Oak Grove Drive.

It will be open 10:00 to 4:00.


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