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Tri-State works to beat the heat

Tri-State works to beat the heat (WKRC)

HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) - Cincinnati didn't crack 90 degrees Friday, July 22, but it was still oppressive.

The high humidity sent the heat index to 94 and things were not going to get any cooler for the weekend. Water was a welcome sight on the hot summer day, especially if people were tending to a garden. Volunteers with the Hamilton Urban Garden System braved the heat and humidity to grow food for this urban neighborhood.

Hamilton's last public pool closed several years ago and kids now only have splash pads like the one in Millikin Woods Park. It was not just a place for kids to enjoy, grandparents did too.

One group not having fun was the homeless. Police and advocates kept a watchful eye for those who needed to find a cooling shelter. The heat could be dangerous for those with health issues.

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