St. Louis Woman's Death Blamed On Heat

6 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 02 2011 Aug 2, 2011 Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:04:00 AM CDT August 02, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The death of a 90-year-old St. Louis woman is being blamed on the heat -- the 15th suspected heat death in the St. Louis region this year.

The St. Louis Health Department says Earline Walker's family found her at her home on July 24. The home had air conditioners but they were blowing hot air.

Oppressive heat and humidity continues in Missouri. Wednesday's forecast in St. Louis calls for a chance of storms but highs still in the mid-90s.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is urging neighbors and relatives to check to see if air conditioners of elderly residents are working properly. In nine of the 15 deaths in the St. Louis area, the homes had air conditioners that were either not turned on or not working.

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