What Columbus Residents Are Doing To Beat The Heat

July 20th, 2011

With temperatures in the 90s this afternoon and heat indexes forecast to reach well over 100 degrees, many Columbus residents stayed inside to avoid the heat. Others went out in search of various ways to keep cool. (6 photos)

Kids play in an open hydrant at Linden Park.
The hydrants at Linden Park are open today and throughout the week. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Behind the police barricade, kids have fun running through the open fire hydrant.
Behind the police barricade children have fun running through the open fire hydrant. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Kids run through an open fire hydrant on Ohio Ave.
Another hydrant opening at Beatty Recreation Center. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
A woman walks through the entrance of Tuttle Pool.
People find their way to Tuttle Pool on this scorching hot July day. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
Time and temperature.
Temperatures on OSU's campus had risen to 93 degrees by 1:38 p.m. this afternoon. The heat index was forecast to reach 109 degrees. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)
People eating ice cream.
Cool customers in Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams window on High Street, in the Short North. (Photo by: Nora McDonald/WOSU)

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