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Families keep cool; brave 100 degree temperatures

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

For the second day in row temperatures have soared past 100 degrees, but the triple digit weather didn't stop folks from going out to area parks this afternoon.

Gwen Askew and her family are getting an early start on fourth of July celebrations at Cooper Creek Park. She says the hot weather won't put a damper on the family's plans of having a good time.

"They will be complaining but you know when its family you find a way to deal with it," Askew said.

It is a different story for Lee Cantrell and his three grandchildren who were hoping to catch a few fish today.

"The fish are not biting maybe because of the heat," Cantrell said.

It didn't stop his grandchildren from enjoying themselves even though they didn't reel in a big catch.

To cool off Chris Gregg and his friends are relying on the waters at Flat Rock park; but still some say the heat could be worse. "Its not as hot as it usually is in Florida."

For a little over a decade Esther Shipp and her family have been getting together the weekend before the fourth of July. She says despite the heat this year will be no different.

"We are basically doing the normal thing drinking a lot of water, and trying to keep from being dehydrated by being under these trees as well," Shipp said.

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