BOSTON (WHDH) - The heat and humidity are baking Bostonians who brave the outdoors– especially those who have to work outside.

“You have to make some money!” said Olivio Almeida, a vendor working on the Boston Common. He usually works 12-hour days every weekend selling T-shirts and hoodies, but said working outside lately has been difficult for vendors like himself.

“We drink water, move around, and sometimes stay under the tree,” he said. “The only thing (that) makes it easier, because you meet a lot of people.”

On day two of Boston’s heat emergency, people are finding ways to cool off.

“We try to remember how much we miss this during the winter,” said Chanda Lin, who visited Boston Common Friday.

A young girl visiting said her mom makes her drink her entire water bottle.

Doctors told people to be careful during this heat wave. Doctors often see an uptick in emergency calls during extreme weather like this. They reminded people to be on the lookout for symptoms like dizziness, nausea and headaches. Anyone who feels seriously ill should call 911 and move to a cooler space.

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