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Cooling stations open as temperatures expected in the upper 90s

When Carowinds opens Wednesday, it seems like a safe bet that Carolina Water Harbor will be packed with people ready for the wave pool.
The county has nine different spray grounds and splash pads for the kids.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 6:08 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – With a First Alert for excessive heat in the forecast, it’s important to take the right precautions for people to keep themselves and their families safe.

When Carowinds opens Wednesday, it seems like a safe bet that Carolina Water Harbor will be packed with people ready for the wave pool.

There are also cooling stations open in Mecklenburg County. Roof Above Day Services Center on North College Street and any Charlotte Mecklenburg Library location, parks and rec center, or senior center is open as a free place to cool off.

The county has nine different spray grounds and splash pads for the kids. Those are open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Additionally, Cordelia Pool on North Davidson Street is open at 12 p.m. Wednesday. It’s $2 to swim all day.

Whether that's at a neighborhood pool or maybe the lake, it's also important to make sure children understand water safety.

On Thursday, Carolina Harbor Waterpark will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, starting at 9 a.m.

An estimated 100 children and families will be at the waterpark to take part in the 13th annual event, a news release stated.

As families work to stay cool, first responders are seeing an increase in heat-related calls in the Charlotte area.

Medic says crews have responded to 67 heat-related incidents so far in June. For the corresponding month in 2021, crews responded to a total of 36 heat-related illness calls.

Officials with Medic say it’s unclear what’s driving the spike.

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