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Hot weather brings heat-related illness, first streak of season

Charles City, Iowa – With the mercury rising into the mid 90s over the next few days, heat-related illnesses continue to rise too.

Gail Arjes the Public Health Administrator in Floyd County says the key to staying cool is hydration.


Temperatures are forecast to top out in the mid 90s with heat indices  making it fee like its over 100 degrees.

Arjes says several groups of people are at risk for heat-related illnesses.


She added some of the common illnesses are heat stroke and heat exhaustion.


You could experience heat rashes and dehydration if you don’t stay hydrated, wear light colored clothing and limit you exposure outside, according to Arjes.  She added to keep an eye on pets and children too.

There is a chance for severe storms tonight and tomorrow.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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