La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) - The heat wave continues until Tuesday. Excessive heat warnings are in effect along the Mississippi north of La Crosse and Houston Counties, with heat advisories everywhere else in the Coulee Region.
Health officials are urging everyone to take precautions. Last year, 27 people died in Wisconsin from heat related complications. Ten related deaths have been reported so far this summer.
Health officials say older adults and young children are the highest risk. General heat exhaustion symptoms include fainting, rash, fatigue and nausea. Heat Stroke can come on rapidly and may progress to life threatening illness within minutes.
Symptoms include; lack of sweating, rapid breathing, headache and confusion. If symptoms appear, try to cool off or call 911.
People who do not have access to air conditioning in their homes are encouraged to seek out air conditioned facilities such as a mall, library or senior center, or stay with family or neighbors who do have air conditioning. To locate current cooling centers, visit: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/
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