HEAT ALERT: Another scorcher beats down on outdoor workers in New Jersey

Another red-hot day beat on residents across New Jersey, making it tough to be doing anything outside -- and some say working in the temperatures certainly takes a toll.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2021, 9:26 AM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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Another red-hot day beat on residents across New Jersey, making it tough to be doing anything outside -- and some say working in the temperatures certainly takes a toll.  
News 12 spoke with construction and other outdoor workers across Newark picking up supplies at the Home Depot. They say the key is staying hydrated, but also getting the job done sooner than later.  
“I got to go somewhere to stay cool,” says Perry Harrington, of Irvington. “I don’t want to be out here too long cause it’s tough. It’s going to be 100 degrees out here, so I want to get inside. I want to get done early, and I want to get out of here.”
As the actual temperature approached 100, about the only thing any of the guys will feel like doing is cooling off.  
“We plan a lot better. I tell the guys to get out early, get water. Make sure I have a ton of water on site for the guys,” says Siree Morris, Newark Moonlight Cinema owner. "We’re just trying to work smarter."
But making ends meet always plays a part in getting up and off to work and sometimes, that truly is the bottom line. 
“Well, when you think about the bills you have to pay, you more or less ignore the weather and try and make the money," says Phillip Battle, of Newark. “For whatever it’s worth, you know.”
New Jersey will be right back at it Wednesday as well.  


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