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York County Deputies distributing fans to help the needy beat the heat

Posted By Andrew Kiel On June 29, 2012 @ 8:31 PM In State & Local News | Comments Disabled

The first of three days of record-setting temperatures are rolling across the Carolinas. Friday’s high hit 104, though some bank thermometers around York County were showing temps of nearly 114 degrees.

Andrew Kiel [1] | WRHI.com
And for those less fortunate — the York County Sheriff’s Office spent the afternoon distributing fans to those who need them.

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That’s Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris. Faris says that employees at York Electric Cooperative kicked in several hundred dollars to help with the effort.

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Faris says that both the elderly and the young can be extremely vulnerable to the high temperatures.

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Once again, those fans are distributed by deputies — as they see fit.┬áTemperatures in York County hit triple digits at noon Friday — and combined with the humidity, are expected to rise Saturday and Sunday.

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