Heat Sickens 13 Friday in St. Louis

Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis hospital emergency rooms are staying busy with heat-related illness cases.

The city’s department of health says thirteen people — ten males and three females — were treated on Friday.

The age of victims ranged from 23 to 103.

The St. Louis Health Department encourages residents to call the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 (or 211 from a land-line phone) for heat-related assistance.

Cool Down St. Louis helps area seniors and the disabled with air conditioning and utility costs. Low-income failies may also inquire. The phone number is 314-241-7668 or visit www.cooldownstlouis.org .

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