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Locals Finding Ways to Beat the Heat

SCRANTON — Whether sitting outside or running errands, it seems like you can’t escape one thing: the heat. Newswatch 16 caught up with Laure Stasik ...
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SCRANTON -- Whether sitting outside or running errands, it seems like you can't escape one thing: the heat.

Newswatch 16 caught up with Laure Stasik of Scranton who agrees that it's been too hot in the Electric City.

"I'm in my house and it's insulated so I don't have to worry about the heat so much, but when I go outside, it's so warm out there," said Stasik.

From drinking water to sitting in the shade, there are plenty of ways for people to avoid the heat, but what about pets?

Keith Harris suggests walking your pet in the early part of the day or at night. That way they won't overheat.

"7:30 in the morning, 7:30 at night, and during the day sometimes," said Harris.

Some people say the best way to stay cool is by jumping in the pool or eating a big scoop of ice cream.

Bobby Martinez along with his family run the Ice Cream Lady Shoppe in Nay Aug Park. He says being right next to the pool is prime position for people who want to cool down after a swim.

"Thank God for the swimming pools in Scranton so the kids can get in and thank God for the Ice Cream Lady Shoppe here," said Martinez.

If you're planning to go out, make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated and try to limit activity when the sun is at its peak.