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Triple digit heat takes aim at Lexington

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

Adding to the lack of rain is the heat wave that moved in today. We hit 102 degrees and it's only getting hotter tomorrow.

Even before our temperatures reached the triple digits, Lexington's first cooling center at the Dunbar Community Center was up and running.

"We've set up our kitchen with water and games, people can come in to watch TV if they want," said Angie Green, Recreation manager.

That's good news for, Alford Jones of Lexington. "I can't deal with the heat," Jones said.

Not a fan of triple digit temps. He plans to take full advantage of the relief center.

"I'll probably just come here to the Dunbar center later on and see what they're offering. I'll probably bring a pillow, bring the family and just chill out."

One Lexington business got creative, to help cool people off. State Farm Insurance across from Commonwealth Stadium set up a hydration station.

"We just want to give back to the community," said Megan Dobner with State Farm. "We have a lot of walkers and cyclists that come by. We just want to help."

Over at the Tuesday/Thursday Farmer's Market at the corner of Broadway & Maxwell, vendors tell 27 NEWSFIRST the combination of no rain and extreme heat is taking a toll.

"It's a big challenge," said Sam Livesay of Briary Creek Farms in Eubank. "Two weeks from now, my corn will be gone."

Before the mercury climbed into the 100's, a lot of people were getting their outdoor activities in, early.

"It's definitely hot, very hot, but we are keeping that in mind," said Brandon Bowman, head men's soccer coach at Transylvania University.

Coach Bowman is leading a youth soccer camp at Transy all week long.

"We are just making sure they get plenty of water and we take plenty of breaks," said Bowman.


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