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More relief available for people looking to beat the heat

The heat continues across the Bluegrass Wednesday, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government continues to offer ways to help people stay cool.

People who live in Lexington, and need non-emergency heat relief, can call LexCall (311) or 211 for information and assistance.

City officials say the Woodland and Tates Creek pools are still open weekdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Admissions for both pools are now half-price, and will stay that way as long as Lexington is under a heat advisory.

The city is ready to open heat relief stations if needed.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department shared the following heat-related tips:

" Drink plenty of fluids.
" Wear sunscreen and light clothing.
" Plan any outdoor activities for before noon or in the evening.
" 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.
Signs of heat-related illnesses are: extremely high body temperatures (above 103 degrees F), hot and dry skin (no sweating); rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; muscle cramps; tiredness and unconsciousness.


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