Gov. Evers Heats Up Awareness

Gov. Evers Heats Up Awareness

When temperatures climb, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and those around you from the heat. To help encourage everyone to be prepared, Gov. Tony Evers has declared this Wednesday, June 2 Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin.

“Staying safe during period of hot weather should be a top priority for everyone in the state,” advised Dr. Darrell L. Williams, Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator. “During Heat Awareness Day, I encourage people to learn how to recognize the signs of heat-related illnesses and how to react.”

Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows seven people died in Wisconsin last year during the summer months due to heat-related causes, while thousands of people fall ill or are hospitalized in the state each year.

Those most vulnerable include very young children, the elderly, and people with heart disease or high blood pressure. Individuals who are overweight or on certain medications may also be more susceptible to illnesses during extreme heat events. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

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