BANGOR — As temperatures rose Tuesday, people battled the heat while keeping safe from the coronavirus.
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy an ice cream on a hot day like Tuesday? The owner of Fielder’s Choice ice cream said sales have skyrocketed from the beginning of the week.
With heat reaching over 90 degrees, construction workers tried to find ways to cope with the heat.
“Well it’s hot but I’m surviving,” said Chad Umbro, construction worker.
Temperatures pushed the heat index into the mid 90s Tuesday.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “a heat stroke is the most serious heat related illness, it can cause death and disability.”
A Bangor Parks and Rec worker recommended drinking plenty of fluids to stay cool.
“Well one, if you’re inside, obviously air conditioning. If you’re outside, find a pool or lake. Here at the rec we will have the sprinkles for the kids to get wet and cool off throughout the day,” said Recreation Programmer Tim Baude.
For those staying home, electric bills can get pretty high as they try to beat the heat.
Versant spokeswoman Judy Long suggested the best way to keep those bills manageable while experiencing this drastic heat wave.
“A number of customers are also turning to heat pumps as another solution because it provides great cooling and heating throughout the year. If you have a heat pump, make sure you keep that clean as well, because that will run most efficiently,” she said.
The hot weather is expected to last throughout the week. Experts say stay cool and keep chugging water.