Outdoor Workers Try To Beat The Heat

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OVERLAND, MO (KTVI)-- Temperatures continue to soar in the St. Louis metro. While we all try to beat the heat there are some who spend the day working in it. Vendor Abby Hernandez of A Taste of Romeo's is doing a fish fry on Page Avenue in Overland.  She works under a tent while dealing with the heat and hot grease. Hernandez sets up shop every Friday and Saturday to make a living. The crew stops by nearby businesses to cool off.

"It`s really hot and we know it but we advertise ahead of time we didn't know the weather was going to be this way we are here and it will be fine for me. I came from the Philippines its 365 days a year hot," said Hernandez.

It's also moving season, movers two men and a truck says they have at least 40 trucks on the road and 100 workers loading up on any given day. Managers are on standby taking precautions to make sure their workers are hydrated with plenty of breaks. Especially since the trucks can reach over 125 degrees during the day. Manager Steve Waters says they do over 5,000 moves during the summer months.

"These guys take breaks throughout the day customers are pretty good about it this time of year they know the heat is an issue. They can take a break every hour if they want," said Waters.

Both crews say they have to move forward no matter what mother nature brings. It's just a matter of taking precautions to make sure everyone is safe.

"This extreme heat is one of those things that's been hard for all of us," said Waters.