People outdoors work to stay cool during heat wave

Extreme temperatures didn’t stop Wisconsinites from heading outdoors.

At Memorial Pool, supervisors said there was a chance they could reach capacity for the first time.

"There’s a chance we will, it’s crazy busy when we have that many, though," said lifeguard Mikayla Dreas.

And while lifeguards prepared for the crowds, they also had to protect themselves.

"We run on freezer pops here, we have a freezer full of them we’re able to have," she added. ‘And obviously staying hydrated is super important, and we get in the water as much as possible."

Hundreds of cooling centers were also opened across the state to give people a break from the hot outdoors. 

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