Belgium care home helps residents beat the heat

STORY: Windows were kept shut, the garden ruled out of bounds and fitness classes were canceled at the Ter Biest home in Grimbergen, north of Brussels, as temperatures climbed.

Instead, staff handed out hats, played music and helped residents who wanted to dip their feet into the small pool.

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium said it was 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius) on parts of the Belgian coast at 1300 GMT and that the Brussels neighborhood of Uccle had registered its warmest July 19 ever at 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit (36.4 degrees Celsius).

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