Families fill Rogers Aquatic Center to escape the heat


CRAIG: THE TEMPERATURES ARE SO
HOT OUTSIDE THAT IT’S DANGEROUS
FOR MANY IN THE AREA. PEOPLE TRIED TO COOL OFF BY
GOING TO SPLASH PADS AND WATER
PARKS. 40/29’S TAYLOR PANNELL REPORTS
HOW THOSE PLACES KEEP UP WITH
THE CROWDS. TAYLOR: THE ROGERS AQUATIC
CENTER HAS BEEN KEEPING BUSY. FROM THE KID POOL TO THE WATERS
SLIDES, SWIMMERS ARE EVERYWHERE. AQUATICS KEVIN SCHERER WITH THE
ROGERS AQUATICS CENTER SAYS THE
PARK CAN HOLD AROUND 1100 PEOPLE
AND IT HAS BEEN CLOSE LATELY. HE SAYS THE HEAT HAS A
CORRELATION WITH THE ATTENDENCE.>>THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS OUR
NUMBERS HAVE REALLY GONE UP. ALL THE HEAT HAS BEEN BRINGING
IN A LOT OF PEOPLE. WE HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO CAPACITY
THE PAST TWO DAYS. TAYLOR: CONCRETE SURFACES AROUND
THE AQUATICS CENTER RANGE FROM
120 TO 125 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT ON
THIS INFRARED THERMOMETER. REPORTER TRACK, ONE FAMILY AT
THE AQUATICS CENTER TODAY WAS IN
TOWN VISITING FROM COLORADO AND
THEY SAY IT WASN’T NEARLY THIS
HOT WHEN THEY LEFT AND WALKING
ON THE HOT SURFACES HAS BEEN DIFFICULT.>>WE TRIED TO STAY IN THE
WATER.>>YEAH I TRY TO STAY IN OTHER
PEOPLE’S FOOT PRINTS AND THAT
WORKS PRETTY WELL.>>WE STILL ENDED UP WITH
BLISTERS ON THE BOTTOM OF OUR
FEET, THAT’S HOW HOT IT IS. REPORTER: SCHERER SAYS THE PARK
DOES ALLOW FOLKS TO BRING THEIR
OWN UMBRELLA SO THEY CAN HAVE
MORE SHADE FROM THE SUN. SCHERER SAYS ONE OF THE BIG
RULES AT THE AQUATICS CENTER IS
THE NO RUNNING RULE AND THAT
PEOPLE SOMETIMES DON’T HAVE MUCH
OF AN OPTION TO NOT BURN THEIR
FEET. REPORTING IN ROGERS, TAYLOR
PANNELL,

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