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Measures being taken to help those suffering in the heat

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Whether serving snacks at Buck's or in the city jail, everyone wants to stay cool. 

Travis Prowell knows a few ways. 

"We are keeping cool thoughts. It is mind over matter. We drink a lot of water and a lot of sports drinks," said Prowell. 

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addressed the heat Tuesday. News 4 asked her specifically about inmates in north St. Louis crying out for help and complaining about uncomfortably hot conditions.

"They have towels, ice water, Gatorade, Popsicle, ice and things to let people cool off. That includes staff and inmates," said Mayor Krewson .

She also says jail employees were moving inmates from hotter areas to places within the jail with cooler temperatures.

News 4 is also watching out for the safety of city workers following claims of the main fire station in North City is without air conditioning.

Mayor Krewson said she had not heard about any issued, but promised to ask questions. 

"Yes, of course," added Mayor Krewson. 

Cool Down St Louis partnered with Ameren to buy air conditioners for those living with broken air conditioners or without one at all. 

"We have been around 17 years. We have raised over $15 million. We have helped more than 300,000 people with their heating and cooling bills," said Cool Down St. Louis Chair Emeritus Rev. Earl Nance, Jr. 

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