Beating the warmth at Fourth of July occasions – WRDW-TV


Thursday, July four, 2019
Information 12 at 6 o’clock/NBC at 7

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Persons are out braving the warmth and maintaining an eye fixed out for storms on the Fourth of July celebration at Augusta Frequent.

Although it’s sizzling, Augusta Frequent is filling up. Folks have been submitting in since about four o’clock and metropolis officers are taking additional steps to verify individuals keep cool.

“Convey on the warmth. Simply do not search for me in February and January,” mentioned Aaron Stewart.

Aaron Stewart is a veteran and the proprietor of Stewart’s Ribs. For the previous 13 years, he is been serving ribs right here on Independence Day.

“It means rather a lot. It signifies that, once more, we are able to have a good time our birthday of America and what it means to everybody coming by means of right here,” mentioned Stewart.

Metropolis officers say they’re doing what they will to assist everybody benefit from the celebration. That is why they constructed misting tents they usually’re providing free water stations to maintain everybody secure and hydrated.

“It is Independence Day, all people’s popping out. We simply wished to make it a celebration for the residents and guests coming to Augusta,” mentioned Yolanda Greenwood, town occasions supervisor.

Officers at Increase within the Park in Columbia County try to do the identical.

“We have the splash pad going. We have the built-in misting stations all through the park, simply across the sidewalk,” mentioned Rachael Enfinger, an organizer for Increase within the Park.

No free water at Increase within the Park however organizers say there can be about 30 distributors arrange. These two distributors are taking a special method.

On a extra critical word, each Columbia and Richmond County have additional EMS on web site at the moment simply in case there are any heat-related points. They encourage everybody to recollect to drink loads of water and discover shade.

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