Dads survive the heat in Milwaukee during one of the hottest Father's Days in years

Posted: 8:51 AM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 14:39:20Z

MILWAUKEE -- With temperatures hovering in the mid 90's on Father’s Day, some dads looking for relief from the heat moved outdoor events indoors.

Just off Brady Street, Zaffiros Pizza got a big boost in business because of the heat.

"You had to have a cold drink in your hand and stay in the shade. It was hot," said Joe Ryan. A dad of two. 

"It's a little cool in here, better than being outside. Otherwise, the pizza would be moist with sweat on it," said Francis Jones, another dad.  

On the city's north side, Repairers of the Breach, a cooling shelter, opened up early Sunday morning.

"When I got to work,  they had people sitting on the curb. I gave them bottles of water. I gave them breakfast and opened up the doors," said Brian Brown, an employee.

The daytime shelter is usually closed on Sunday but wanted to make sure dads without air conditioning had a place to stay cool. 

"I had fathers out here this morning. They on there way to church," said Brown.

"We also did showers for them. They could come in get cooled off and take showers."