Heat temperatures are soaring into triple digits. Everyone agrees that water is one of the best ways to stay healthy during this time.
But channel 8s Kim Jackson found out how workers, battle blazing temps.
The bank sign read 108 degrees and believe it or not there are people who work in it and thrive in it.
"You can touch it. Feel it," Oscar Espinoza showed me how hot his truck was, carrying asphalt. It rages up past two hundred degrees.
"Sometimes we gotta do something small, sometimes something big and when it comes, you see the steam come out. We walk right on it," he said.
He tells his crew to drink water and lots of it. But his uniform--a wide brimmed hat---and several layers of clothes is enough to make you sweat.
"One, two, I got a T-shirt, three layers," he said.
He was even wearing gloves all to protect his skin from the sun and to make sure he sweats and cools off.
We found another crew working on a sanitation line.
Brad Bobo is the foreman. "If they get hot, make sure they take a little break, get out of the sun and just take a good break and get hydrated," he said, regarding his crews.
They're starting the day early and ending by five. That's cutting into overtime.
All of these workers have built up some immunity with the heat. Their bodies are accustomed to it.
The experts say limit your time in the sun, especially if you are not prepared like these guys and drink your water. And covering up--in long sleeves and light clothing--exactly right.