Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-25 23:42:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-People in central Tennessee adapt to the high temperatures of this summer, reaching the mid-90s on Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures this week are expected to stay in the mid-’90s throughout the week, and it’s important for people to stay safe even in extreme temperatures.
Frederick Webb, his fiancé, and grandson spent Sunday at Centennial Park, despite the heat. Originally from Nashville, he said he was accustomed to the humidity in central Tennessee, but the heat on Sundays is extremely dangerous.
“I’m from Nashville. I’m 61. I don’t remember how hot it was,” Webb said. “I used to play in this same park when I was a kid, but it wasn’t that hot. I promise it wasn’t that hot.”
Small children like Valentino, 3 years old, kept cool by hydrating with water throughout the night.
“We were looking for shade and got ice cream. Then we went back and my shirt turned into a sponge,” said Valentino’s dad, Robert.
The shaded area of Centennial Park was the most popular. The family shared best practices for keeping cool.
“If you’re over 90, you’re definitely indoors. You won’t stay outdoors for long,” says Robert Hippolyto. “We make sure they drink water. Like super hot, they like ice cold eaters.”
High temperatures can be even more dangerous, especially if children and animals are left in the car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, in last year’s pandemic, 25 children died of heat stroke after being left in a hot car, and 10 children have died so far this year.
In Tennessee, it is legal to break into a hot car without punishment to rescue animals and children if they are trapped.
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