People Try to Stay Cool as New England Heat Wave Nears End - NECN

People Try to Stay Cool as New England Heat Wave Nears End



    People try to stay cool as New England heat wave nears end

    Saturday's storms brought only minor relief from hot, humid weather (Published Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014)

    (NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Quincy, Mass.) - Saturday evening, people were still seeking relief from the hot and humid weather at Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Mass.

    Some people dipped in the water for a swim while others ate ice cream.

    Earlier in the afternoon, isolated storms moved through certain areas.

    In Reading, Mass., the wind from one of those storms was partly to blame for bringing down a portion of a large tree onto a home on Summer Ave. Pamela Higgins says she just returned home with her young daughter when she heard the bang.

    Luckily, no one was injured at the home, but the slight relief in temperature from the rain was welcomed.

    Unfortunately for Justin DaSilva of New England Seal Coating, there was no relief earlier in the day. He says his crew was careful to keep hydrated.

    "Earlier today was pretty rough. I had to take a break, had to let one of the guys get water," said DaSilva, who came on the job at 3 a.m. to avoid the heat.

    Back at Wollaston Beach, Hilton Higgins of Cranston, R.I. laughed, "My air conditioner has been running around the clock, the electric company's going to love me. They're going to hate me when this weather moves out of here."

    Lorna Hazzard of Boston also shared some advice.

    "People, enjoy it, because in three months, we are going to be complaining that we are freezing cold and wish it was 90 degrees again," she said. "So enjoy it."