ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis area is under an excessive heat warning from now until Sunday night.
That has St. Louis City Health Director Pam Walker urging residents to protect themselves against the high temperatures and humidity.
“What we’ve seen in the past is the first day or two it’s people who are working outside or exercising outside and their bodies haven’t acclimated yet,” she says. “By the third or fourth day is when, if we’re going to have deaths, we usually start seeing deaths, and it’s usually among seniors.”
Walker says it is critical take a 15 minute break every hour if you are working outdoors. She also recommends drinking plenty of water and non-alcoholic and non-caffeine liquids.
She says you should check regularly on the elderly and those without air conditioning.
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