Locals beating the heat at pools, water parks
We're in the middle of the first heat wave of 2013. All across the Valley, people are looking for ways to beat the heat.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- We're in the middle of the first heat wave of 2013. All across the Valley, people are looking for ways to beat the heat.
We are currently under an Excessive Heat Warning and it will last all weekend. Temperatures could reach 112 in the Valley.
The heat has residents looking for ways to stay cool. Las Vegas pools were packed Saturday, as well as parks that offer shade, wading pools and sprinklers. Others were hunkered down indoors, waiting for nightfall.
Lake Mead was also packed on Saturday. Even though it's hotter along the river, up to 115 degrees, people headed out in droves looking to take a dip.
Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility was packed Saturday afternoon, especially with the fun of the water slides.
Locals told Action News the facility is an easier and cheaper alternative to Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas. It may not be as big, but the water is just as cool.
People were packing into the park, cooking out, lounging in the pool and standing in the cold outdoor showers.
The facility is part of Clark County Parks and Recreation Department, and admission is $2 for kids and $3 for adults.
On Saturday, there were 16 heat-related calls into the fire alarm office which is for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County.
Of the calls, three people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, two adults and one child. The child was serious; all three did not appear to be life threatening.