Milwaukeeans eager for relief from extreme heat

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MILWAUKEE -- People all over southeast Wisconsin are eager for relief from our stretch of extreme heat. Another heat advisory was issued Monday, July 23rd, as heat indices were expected to be near 105°.

On Monday, Mary Jones and her partner, Genevieve Charmaine, needed an alternative from staying at home and surviving the heat. They began with a bus ride.

"You can take long bus rides on an air-conditioned bus," Jones said.

They tapped into the air-conditioned programs offered at the Washington Park Senior Center. On Monday, it doubled as a cooling center.

The Washington Park pool was a popular destination as another escape from the sweltering heat. Lateshia Lewis and dozens of others took full advantage of the cool water.

With the heat advisory about to end, Lewis wasn't exactly eager to head back to the pool. She says for her, temperatures in the 80s will be too cool to enjoy the pool.

"With it being 20° cooler, I can't swim. I like it when it`s real hot," Lewis said.

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