Window air conditioner was turned off to keep costs down.
The heat deaths in the St. Louis area now total 14, with three in the county.
The excessive heat warning is expected to end Thursday night after nearly two weeks.
Temperatures inside some of the elderly women’s homes were above 110 degrees.
Consumers are running AC day and night.
The most recent to fall victim to the heat are two Metro-East men.
The high overnight temperatures don’t offer the necessary relief from the heat.
A local ice cream truck company says sales are suffering in the shriveling heat.
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, says the current heat wave is much like one that occurred sixteen years ago.
While the thermometer rises, some find relief at their jobs, while others find it even hotter.