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Hot Temps in Kent County Don't Slow Outdoor Workers

Posted: Jul 12, 2017 8:03 PM Updated:
Stephen Loera, owner of the Corn Exchange, shows how hot it is inside his grill behind the business' tent at the Capital City Farmers Market in Dover. (Tom Lehman/WBOC) Stephen Loera, owner of the Corn Exchange, shows how hot it is inside his grill behind the business' tent at the Capital City Farmers Market in Dover. (Tom Lehman/WBOC)

DOVER, Del. -- Hot temperatures on Wednesday in Kent County made for difficult outdoor working conditions as heat pounded the area during daytime hours.

Workers with BB Construction on the job at Chris Episcopal Church in Dover were given plenty of water and a cooler full of Gatorade to stay hydrated, said Francis Beish, the company's office manager. 

"We also let them take a lot of breaks in the shade so we make sure that they're cooled off and not overheated," she said.

At the weekly Capital City Farmers Market in Dover, many people selling food took shelter under tents during the midday hours.

Stephen Loera, the owner of the Corn Exchange, worked alongside an employee in front of a grill used to cook food. He said it can be difficult to take a drink of water when busy and the hot grill behind them didn't make it any easier out in the hot weather.

"We try to pay attention to it but if we have a line and if you have people buying food or buying drinks, it's hard to get one in between," he said.

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