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Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day June 9


While temperatures over the next few days shouldn't be much of a concern, the state Division of Emergency Management and Governor Scott Walker has declared Thursday, June 9 as Heat Awareness Day.

Officials say heat can kill. Heat Stroke and Exhaustion result from a combination of personal factors and high temperatures to create what can be a life-threatening situation.

Dawn Robinson of Oneida County Emergency Management says common sense goes a long way on hot days....

"....watch to make sure you're drinking plenty of water. Stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. Make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat. Avoid caffiene and alcohol...."

People at higher risk for heat-related illnesses include infants and young children, persons 65 and older, people who are overweight and persons with chronic medical conditions. Robinson says never leave pets in hot cars...it's best to leave them home...and always make sure to take children with you rather than leave them in a hot car.

More information is here.

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