Jun 28, 2013 8:33 PM by Erika Flores

Tucsonans beating the heat during excessive heat warning

Tucson-Believe it or not, there are actually people who enjoyed the heat Friday.

They spent the day outdoors but stayed safe by keeping hydrated and in the shade.

Others preferred to be inside which is the safest when temperatures get this high.

The Amory Park Center was full of lively senior citizens enjoying cool activities indoors.

Sixty-three-year-old Raul Lopez played billboards at Armory Park Center.

"Playing with my friend right here and having fun," said Lopez.

He stayed away from the heat.

"It's better than being outside," said Lopez.

Sixty-four-year old Sky Premgyan agreed.

"This is a great haven," she said.

She knows the importance of staying hydrated during this excessive heat warning.

And it's not just senior citizens who need to worry about the extreme heat.

People who don't have shelter are at high risk.

"The homeless that are trying to stay out of the heat you can see them in the shade and they're trying to stay cool, but for you or me we know it's really hot coming outside and just going to our cars it's incredibly hot," said Shawna Kroh with Salvation Army. "They have to live in this all day, so we try to at least keep them hydrated and keep them protected as much as we can."

But some people seemed unfazed.

They didn't mind the heat at all.

"Staying in the shade and listening to some people play some good music," said Arlene Haer.

Kids played water games.

"It's fun for them, and at least we can stay cool with the water," Isa Miraso.

But they're reminded that an excessive heat warning is not all fun and games taking the necessary precautions when spending time outdoors: sun block lotion, shade, water.

If you don't have a place to keep cool in these hot temperatures, click here for a list of relief sites:

relief sites.pdf


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