Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Beat the Heat

Written By: Joe Melillo

People in the Southern Tier are finding any way to stay cool today, and seeing the ice cream man coming down the street can bring sweet relief.

Beating the Heat
 June 21, 2012

Twin Tiers (WENY) - People in the Southern Tier are finding any way to stay cool today, and seeing the ice cream man coming down the street can bring sweet relief. The Twin Tiers hit the 90 degree mark for the second day in a row. Temperatures like those makes staying cool a difficult task, but if you want to make it through the day, there are some things you can do to get some relief from the heat. Stick to the basics, make sure to stay out of the direct sunlight, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine. While many of us are seeing red, guys like Randy Stanton see green. He owns Hokey Pokey Ice Cream in Corning and he dreams about days like today, because that's when his ice cream truck does the best. For cooks at Wsner market like Kevin Conlon dealing with the heat is part of the job. Both Randy and Kevin have some different ways to stay cool.

Kevin says he does anything to stay cool.

“A lot of water stay hydrated get some cold towels throw them in the cooler go back throw them around your neck stuff like that.”

“Look for a cool place and cold ice cream and enjoy the day because we get very few of these in a year so make the most of it,” says Stanton.