KC encourages residents to stay cool in Monday's hot and humid temperatures

Monday's hot and humid conditions prompted Kansas City officials to urge caution in the summer heat.

They tweeted out a list of the city's free spray parks and encouraged residents and visitors to take advantage of the attractions.

There are a total of 26 swimming pools and spray grounds open this summer. The free spray grounds are inside Blue Valley Park, Central Park, Douglas Park, Garrison Square and Golden Oaks Park. A full list can be found here.

There are also several cooling centers, like community centers and libraries, where people can enjoy a cool afternoon in the air conditioning.

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Officials are also asked residents to check on elderly neighbors, friends and relatives at least twice a day.

They also want to remind people not to leave children, pets or others alone in closed vehicles. They warned that within minutes, the temperature inside a car can reach over 140 degrees, which could be deadly.

Doctors are also making recommendations in the heat. To stay hydrated, many suggest drinking at least 1.5 cups of water for every 20 minutes you are outside.

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