MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY -
This is our fourth consecutive Weather Authority Alert Day because of the heat. Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to check on people who are having a hard time dealing with the weather.
McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy Kyle Latta is on his regular route, but today he is not responding to crimes or crashes. He is responding to mother nature.
Lenny Ramey and his son are spending this hot afternoon trying to fix pipes under a house.
"It's not easy, if it was easy everybody would be doing it," said Ramey.
Ramey said working under the hot sun makes this job even more difficult.
"We haven't had a chance to get acclimated this year. It's pretty hot you can't stand it too long if you don't drink a lot of water, Gatorade, and take plenty of breaks," said Ramey.
Even when the heat is on, Latta said some can handle the heat better than others.
"People get outside and they will continue working and they will think they can struggle through it like working in a garden but sometimes they may not have that luxury to get to a water hose as quick as they need to," said Latta.
Clear concern from a deputy who is keeping a close eye out on the community...
"All of us have children so we try to take care of everybody that we can," said Latta.
Latta said it is also important to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks until we get a break from this summer sun. For more information on cooling centers open in Paducah, click here.
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