Topekans Dealt With Extreme Heat In Various Ways

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -With an excessive heat warning in place and more high temps to come this week, alot of people found different ways to take to the shade or cool off in some form.

From drinking extra water to diving into their local pool, Topekans had to try and beat the heat.

Everyone handles it differently, and as always some can see it as another fun day splashing in water, while others are forced to literally sweat it out.

Working outdoors in 100 degree heat is taxing on even the bravest soul but the folks at Torgeson Trenching see it as just another day on the job.

Forman Dan Aragon understands this all too well and says "It's part of the game, part of construction. It's what we do and deal with everyday. We have to pay the bills no matter how hot it gets."

There are those forced to deal with the heat and others fortunate enough to be able to turn a dangerously hot day into a relaxingly cool dip at the pool.

Marquito Jenkins of Topeka, found comfort in the cool waters of the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center and said "When im swimming it feels good because it is so hot."

Finding quick ways to cool off is a great remedy, but what about things unable to have such a luxury, like our cars? The heat takes it's toll if you are not careful.

"It's very hard on them. When you have a battery thats 4 or 5 years old and it gets hot outside it will start to wear away or korode quicker due to the heat. It just makes it wear down quicker if it hasn't been properly checked.


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