Heat forces officers in Savannah to keep horses indoors

Published On: Aug 22 2014 07:14:59 AM EDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. -

Extreme heat caused officers in Savannah to have to change the normal routine of their horses.  

Police departments had to keep the horses off of the city's streets.  Many parts of Georgia were expected to see temperatures approach 100 degrees.

The Savannah Morning News reports horses got a break from the heat Wednesday.  Officers hosed them down in the afternoon.

According to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police Sgt. Gene Lawhorn, high temperatures mean a break for the horses.  Depending on which comes first, the air temperature reaching 97 degrees or the heat index hitting 100 degrees, officers will keep the horses out of the heat.

Georgia isn't getting a break from the heat Friday as a heat advisory is scheduled to be in effect from noon to 8 p.m.  A large part of south and central Georgia are under the heat advisory.  This includes Brunswick, Macon, Waycross, Valdosta, Albany, Statesboro, Americus and Columbus. 

The National Weather Service has predicted high temperatures in Savannah for Friday and Saturday.  It predicts the temperature to be around 98 degrees.

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