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Relief available for people looking to beat the heat

With temperatures in the 90s again Tuesday, many people across the Bluegrass are looking for places to stay cool.

Officials with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government are stepping in to help.

The city says non-emergency heat relief is available by dialing 311 or 211.

The city is also cutting admission prices in half at four aquatic centers. Those aquatic centers, at Castlewood, Woodland, Southland, and Tates Creek will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

City officials say they're responding to heat-related calls on an individual basis. But the city is ready to open heat relief stations if many people say they need a cool place to stay.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department also provided the following tips:

· Drink plenty of fluids.
· Wear sunscreen and light clothing.
· Plan any outdoor activities for before noon or in the evenings.
· Stay indoors in air-conditioning, if possible.
· Do not leave anyone in closed, parked vehicle.
· Use a buddy system to monitor co-workers, family or friends who are working in the heat.
· Monitor the vulnerable - infants, young children, senior citizens, overweight people, people who work in the heat and those on some medications.


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