"Operation Cool Down" Begins Today In Columbus

Jul 18, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has ordered fire hydrants be opened today and Friday at Beatty Recreation Center, Driving Park, Linden Park and Westgate Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

It's part of what he calls "operation cool down", to help area residents beat this week's high heat. Columbus is under a heat advisory through Friday night, and Cleveland Clinic physician David Frid notes excessive heat puts extra strain on the human heart.