Visitors Brave Heat At Area Lakes

The blistering heat Sunday didn't stop some East Texans from getting out and enjoying area lakes.  With the morning temperature already above 100 degrees, East Texans were still coming out in numbers to Lake Gladewater.

"We come out at least once a month, do a little fishing cooling off get in the water," said frequent visitor Buck Coulter of Longview.

"I'm just beating the heat coming, swimming, going swimming, getting into the pool getting cool," said Kilgore swimmer Latoya Nelson.  Using generous amounts of sun-block, visitors quickly made their way from the hot ground to the water.

"Sunscreen lots of it, lots of fluid, water, get in the shade as much as possible," said Coulter.  As the sun baked the ground, the intense rays began to burn, even after sun-block, and many opted to pack up after an hour, or two.

"Soon as it was about 12:00 p.m. it was over with, the water was cool, but when the breeze died it really got bad," said one sunbather.  In this intense heat, sun-block is essential, and if you're going to be outside for any length of time, make sure you drink plenty of water.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.