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Trying to Beat the Heat As DFW Temperatures Climb to Triple Digits

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WESTLAKE -- North Texas is in for another very hot week.

The National Weather Service reported the Metroplex could experience 100°+ weather for the next eight to ten days.

It may seem like it's been a warmer summer, but August usually gives us more days of triple-digit heat than any other day in the year.

For people who do not have the resources to stay cool, Ace Hardware and its customers are donating 430 fans.

"The fans couldn't be coming at a more timely time. We really need to get these to the Salvation Army," said Sara Smith, general manager at Ace Hardware in Westlake.

430 box fans will be available to families with young children, people with medical problems, and the elderly in need. People who want a fan do not need to show any kind of paperwork to get one.

"We also have cooling stations at each of our buildings where people can come in, sit in the air conditioning, and have a cold bottle of water," Capt. Beth Swyers with the Salvation Army said.

Hawaiian Falls is doing their part to keep people cool this summer, including the Roanoke fire and police departments.

Members from each department helped kick off "Heroes Week" at the water park with a water balloon fight.

Hawaiian Falls is offering free admission for firefighters, officers, doctors, nurses, and teachers if they buy a companion adult companion ticket for the week of August 1-7. It will also make a donation to the families of the fallen officers from July's deadly ambush.


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