Heat wave hits Lake Area - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Heat wave hits Lake Area

by Brandon Richards bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – With temperatures approaching the 100°F mark, people around the Lake Area spent their Saturday cooling off, but others weren't so lucky.

At Prien Lake Park, Dajuana Alexander's children were busy enjoying the spray ground.

"The kids love the heat," said Alexander. "They don't care how hot it is. They just want to come out and have fun."

But across town, Walter Holcomb was busy standing outside on Lake Street.

 Holcomb wears signs for Cash 4 Gold. Holcomb said he usually works outside up to seven hours per day.

"On a hot day like this, I'll stay longer," said Holcomb. "I get a lot of questions, mainly about my pay. People want to know how much [I get paid.]"

Holcomb said the pay is actually pretty good and he said the job is made easier by people stopping by offering to buy him a cold drink.

"People in Lake Charles are friendly I guess," said Holcomb.

Holcomb takes breaks inside the Wendy's throughout the day

When he gets off from work, Holcomb spends a couple of hours drinking water in front of the air conditioner at home.

On Sunday, the area is expected to receive its first 100°F reading of the year.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of Southwest Louisiana since the heat index (what it feels like) is expected to reach 108° F on Saturday and Sunday.

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