CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - The heat is on in the Queen City and for those who work in the elements, it is even hotter.
"116 degrees inside, that is crazy," Nywan Williams said.
Williams works construction in Uptown and he understands why it is hotter inside than out.
"The windows trap in, the heat gets intense so everyone is up there sweating, everyone has their own cases of water," he explained.
So what about those who don't work at all? Kids and pets. There are things out there that can harm them and the majority can be found in the most common place people go on a sunny day.
FOX 46 Charlotte took action, taking the temperature of various things around Romare Bearden Park.
By lunch time, a plastic slide was 111 degrees, the swings 109 degrees, and the turf came in a 129 degrees.
Kat Sweany works for the Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec and it is the first thing she points out to the kids when she gets to the park.
"What I will do is have the kids stand on the astro turf and they see how hot it is. Then I will have them stand on the grass and see that it is a lot different," Sweany said.
As for the pavement, that is not much cooler. About 109 degrees, and that can cause problems for pets.
"That pavement is really hot so you have to think if you are barefoot how hot it is and the pads on the bottom of their feet are even more sensitive. We try to keep her in the grass and keep her as comfortable as possible. She can only walk for a few minutes in this heat anyway," Sweany said.
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