6/29/12-St. Louis city health director Pam Walker is worried about the cumulative effect of day after day of 100-degree heat in the forecast, especially on the sick and elderly. "These brick buildings heat up and people are going to suffer." (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Advice On How To Keep Your Cool During Heat Wave

Drink water, avoid alcohol, eat less, and dress in light clothing. And check shut-ins regularly.


UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

2011: The Year Weather Ruled Our Lives

Missouri was involved in three separate weather disasters that caused at least $1 billion in damage.


(KMOX/Megan Lynch)

Utilities Feeling Strain of Relentless Heat Wave

At least one area electric provider asking customers to cut back on energy usage.


6/6/11-St. Louis city health director Pam Walker (center in red blazer) held a special, all-staff meeting Monday morning to discuss their response to the heat advisory that's in effect through Wednesday evening. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

City Health Officials Plan Heat Advisory Response

Health director stresses checking on elderly family members, neighbors in person to make sure they’re using AC.



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