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Day Three of Heat Wave Scorches Sussex County

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Day three of June's first heat wave was the hottest yet across Delmarva, including in Sussex County. In Georgetown, as with much of the inland part of the county, it was approximately 95 degrees. There was very little relief on the coasts either as Rehoboth Beach reached a high of 97 degrees on this scorcher of a day.

With the heat index, it felt like over 100 degrees in most areas in the county. As a result, people across the peninsula were trying to find ways to beat the heat.

In Millsboro, the heat was not a problem for the Burke family. In the back yard of their home, the family set up a gigantic inflatable swimming pool. 9-year old Rylie Burke stands at the bottom of the slide with her two brothers.

"We all went together," she said pointing at the slide "And then he fell on top of me. Then he jumped on top of me."

Meanwhile in Lewes, hundreds flocked to the beach to enjoy the sun's rays. WBOC caught up with one couple from out of town, which had just finished a bike ride ending at the beach. They said priority number one was getting into that cold water.

"It's a little bit like an oven," the woman laughed. "But we stayed in our air conditioned carriage house last night in Rehoboth. And I thought 'Well, man. It's hot. But it's supposed to be hot in the summer. And we've got to be out in it."
 
But many across the region were having far less fun in the sun, as they were forced to work. WBOC caught up with a Georgetown maintenance worker who was spraying the curbs along South Bedford Street.

"I'm dehydrated," he said. "I just chugged a bottle of water 20 minutes ago and I feel like I just sweated it out. It's gone."

Meanwhile at the Goodfella's Restaurant in Milton, Chef Donna Dinubile is feeling the heat.

"The pizza oven is 600 degrees," she said. "There's two fryers, a grill, a charcoal grill... I'm in the hottest place in Sussex County."

Dinubile took us to her freezer saying this was her key to staying cool during this heat wave.

"My son put a chair in there yesterday and sat here," she said with a laugh. "I'm not kidding."

Summer officially begins on Saturday June 21.

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