NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Tony Revell from New York is spending the week in Norfolk replacing a roof for an auto care business. His workplace is made up of black rubber.
“It feels like you’re walking on lava,” he said, laughing. “It’s usually like 20 to 30 degrees warmer up top.”
This week, with heat indices around 107, his team will have to work hard to stay safe on the job.
“Water, lots of water, breaks. Usually take a break every hour, keep the guys hydrated all day long… We usually start earlier in the mornings so that we’re usually done before it’s the hottest in the day,” Revell said.
It was in the 90s in Norfolk on Monday and on the Peninsula, where it didn’t take long for Colin Latpakdy to work up a sweat playing basketball.
“I’m a pretty sweaty person. I drink a lot of water, try to stay hydrated…It’s not that bad. I actually used to work in the sun, all the time, so I’m pretty used to it now,” Latpakdy said.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90s for much of the week.
“Phenomenal. Can’t wait,” Revell said smiling.
Representatives from Bon Secours and Sentara hospitals had no major heat related illnesses to report.
Monday’s heat advisory expired at 7:00 p.m.