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Heat gives festival-goers the blues

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Cindy Ogden Cindy Ogden
Jennifer Washle Jennifer Washle

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As the Louisville Blues and Barbecue Festival and the St. Agnes Carnival get underway, organizers prepare for any potentially heat-related problems.  

Organizers set up tents for people to get some shade. The tents are equipped with fans. Every vendor at the Blues and Barbeque Fest sells water.  

"There will be plenty of water available, EMS on the grounds at all times," said Jennifer Washle, spokesperson for the Blues and Barbeque Festival. "We do pretty much a visual check by walking around the venue at all times just to make sure that all patrons are okay and if something happens to one of them we catch it before somebody has to tell us about it." 

There is plenty of water on hand at St Agnes as well. They have the Red Cross standing by to see anyone who becomes injured or suffers from heat exhaustion. Organizers are hoping for the best.  

"You'll be having so much fun you're not even going to know the heat is a factor so come on out and enjoy the carnival because it's lots of fun," said Cindy Ogden, St. Agnes carnival chairman. 

In case of severe weather, festival organizers have plans in place. In case of rain, umbrellas are allowed.

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