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ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP)- The American Red Cross is warning people in Missouri and Illinois to take precautions, as summer-like temperatures invade both states.
The temperature hit 90 in both Chicago and St. Louis on Saturday and is forecast to be in the lower 90s on Sunday, with increased humidity.
The American Red Cross says signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, sweating and headaches. Those suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink and have ice packs or cool wet cloths placed on their skin.
The Red Cross also advises using sunscreen when working or playing outdoors and avoiding strenuous activity whenever possible.
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