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Working in extreme heat can be dangerous

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People working outside on Thursday were told to drink tons of water. (WFSB) People working outside on Thursday were told to drink tons of water. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Staying cool will be challenge for workers on Thursday after temperatures reached 90 degrees. 

Eyewitness News met up with workers who were dealing with the effects of the sun.

Devin Cavone, of Niantic, said he was already sweating on Thursday morning.

“When you're really busting out boats bringing them down to the launch watering the garden, all that, you really got to make sure you find time to get water,” Cavone said. “And if you're not getting water in your system it hits you pretty hard, quickly."

Cavone, who is a former roofer, said he knows all about the heat and plans to hydrate continuously, even if that means leaving the boats for a while.

In the meantime, as beachgoers soak up rays, beach workers were cleaning leftover garbage at nearby Rocky Neck State Park.

In Hartford, Robert Rozwadowski and his crew were trying to finish a porch. Rozwadowski said his strategy to cope with muggy, hot weather.

“[I’m] hiding behind the tree and drinking water."

Rozwadowski said he could only hide for so long and added water is the key part.

State health officials urged anyone exerting themselves in exercise or work to drink plenty of water, hourly to stave off dehydration or heat stroke.

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