Workers on the tarmac trying to keep cool during extreme heat


STRIP MALL FOR HELP — FOR HELP. NO ARRESTS AND NO SUSPECT INFORMATION. THIS STORY IS DEVELOPING.>>>THE VALLEY IS UNDER AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR 120 TODAY AND TOMORROW.>>THAT IS WHY TODAY IS A WEATHER ACTION DAY. THE HEAT WILL BE DANGEROUS. WHILE SO MANY OF US HAVE THE LUXURY OF WORKING INDOORS THERE ARE A LOT PEOPLE WHO DON’T.>>THE MEN AND WOMEN LOADING THE BAGGAGE ON THE TARMAC, NOHELANI GRAF IS LIVE AT SKY HARBOR. HOW DO THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN IT’S IS HOT OUTSIDE?>>Reporter: THEY ARE EXPERTS AT DRINKING WATER. THEY ALSO TRY TO FIND SHADE WHEREVER THEY CAN, WHETHER UNDER THE WINGS OR IN THE SHADOW OF THE PLANE. ALSO, FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES THERE ARE SEVERAL COOL ZONES SET UP SPECIFICALLY, TENTS WITH GIANT SWAMP COOLERS. THEY HAVE DRINK CARTS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY ROLLING OUT AND ON THE CARTS THERE ARE 20 GALLON COOLERS OF ICE COLD WATER AND GATORADE. WHEN FLIGHTS ARE BUSY THEY GET INTERVALS TO COOL OFF. OTHER TIMES THEY HAVE AN HOUR TO SOAK IT ALL UP. ROBERT HAS WEATHERED EXTREME HEAT ON THE JOB BEFORE. HE GREW UP IN OHIO AND HERE IS SOME PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU. HE SAYS IF HE HAD TO CHOOSE HE WOULD TAKE THIS OVER BITTER COLD ANY DAY.>>WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID GROWING UP AND GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE ZERO BELOW TEMPERATURES THE EARS WOULD BURN, THE FEET WOULD BURN AND IT WAS NASTY. THIS IS FAR BETTER EVEN THOUGH IT’S HOT. THERE YOU GO. HERE IS AN INTERESTING FACT. THEY TOLD ME THAT DOWN NEXT TO THE PLANE AND AT THE RAMPS IT’S ABOUT 10 OR 20 DEGREES HOTTER DOWN THERE THAN WHAT WE MIGHT FEEL UP HERE WERE SITTING BY

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