On day ten of the heat wave, crews with A-C Electric Co. didn't have the luxury of A/C. They work earlier shifts during the summer months but still put in long days under the sun. "We just drink a lot of water. We're used to it. We do it every year. It's no different," said Brent Bowers with A-C Electric.
And while people continue to work through the heat, leaving our animals at home and outside can put them at risk. At Veterinary Emergency Services, Dr. Carrie Strickland said she's seen dogs suffering from heat related symptoms. With no relief in sight, she continues to warn pet owners of the dangers. "People make the assumption when they leave for the day that their pet has shade. But what they don't realize is the shade moves during the day. So the shade that was there in the morning may not be there in the afternoon," said Dr. Strickland.