Preparing for an outdoor game when the outside conditions can be dangerous.
“Even when we go out in helmets, we have them off 90% of the time just to let that heat escape,” said Southwestern Coach Dale Anderson, whose Warriors high school football team is practicing for the fall season.
There’s also an ice water trough… water sprinklers…popsicle breaks…and practice well after 6 and 7 o’clock at night. And he says they only practice about an hour each day, when they’d like to go about an hour and a half.
“We’re going through about 40 gallons of water…that’s a lot of water,” said Anderson.
And water can be the perfect solution when it comes in mass quantities. That's the case with those at the Somersplash water park in Somerset.
“The girls were hot..we’ve been hot. To get away from the humidity and the heat of town,” said Gracie Huff.
A spokesperson at Somerset’s Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital says they have had more cases of heat exhaustion and other problems. The best advice is to drink lots of water, wear light clothing, and try to stay out of it if you can.
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