Horse carriage tours suspended in Savannah due to record-breaking heat

4-year-old Ella Phillips-Shimovetz was surprised with a special horse-drawn carriage ride to her last cancer treatment session at Liberty Children's Proton Therapy Center.

Horses in Savannah are taking a break from the heat, with carriage tours suspended due to triple-digit weather.

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The city's code compliance director, Kevin Milton, suspended all horse-drawn carriage tours for Wednesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, according to local news station WJCL.

Officials made the decision after Savannah had its fourth consecutive day of 100 degrees or higher.

“Heat of this magnitude,  especially so early in the season, could become hazardous if precautions are not taken,” the National Weather Service warned Wednesday morning. “Daily record high temperatures are expected to occur at both the Charleston and Savannah International Airports.”