Heat Sends Hundreds of Missourians to ERs

8 years 4 months 2 days ago Saturday, July 16 2011 Jul 16, 2011 Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:40:37 AM CDT July 16, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Soaring temperatures have sent hundreds of Missourians to emergency rooms this year. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there had been 618 emergency room visits for heat-related illness as of Wednesday. So far there have been two confirmed deaths in St. Louis and nine suspected deaths in the Kansas City-area.

The state received a temporary break from the heat starting Tuesday, but temperatures rose Friday. Officials are urging people to seek out air conditioning as much as possible.

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