SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Its day five of a dangerous heat wave and people are desperate to cool off.
It makes you more tired, for some it makes it harder to breath and it can put people in a generally bad mood.
This is day five of our 4th heat wave this year, and it's not expected to let up until Saturday.
This intense heat can cause health problems for people with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, heart disease and can cause problems for the very young, very old, and pets.
Also, looking at your utility bills at the end of the month can be a shock.
In general, the heat can make everybody miserable.
According to Ronna Brandt of Savoy, "When we were up in Savoy, it probably was 10 degrees cooler. We came down here and I'm just dying. It's just way to hot."
"It makes me lazy. It fatigues you. It draws you down body wise, but hey, you can't beat this beautiful weather," said Bob Bobskill of West Springfield.
Some free ways to stay cool include going to the movies, the malls, a public library, spray park or public pool.