Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heat leaves many seeking relief

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The high temperature in Cape Girardeau, Missouri tickled 100 degrees Tuesday and oppressive humidity shot the heat index value to 115.

That turns a lot of people into early birds … like Marcus Janzow, who owns a landscaping business.

“It definitely changes your schedule around. Getting out to the job site earlier, it’s still warm, but the sun’s not directly overhead and you can avoid the hottest part of the day,” Janzow said.

John Johnson owns a roofing company here. On days like this, he pulls his workers off the roof between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 in the afternoon.

"We don’t try to push anybody in the heat. I shut them down," Johnson said. "At 115 heat index … I don’t like my guys working."

But relief is in sight. High temperatures are expected to dip into the lower 90's today.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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