Prepare for Summer Heat
Residents reminded to stay cool, hydrated, and informed when temperatures soar
June 10, 2021
Summer is almost upon us and extreme heat days are not far behind. The Department of Health Services is encouraging residents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and to take steps to prevent getting sick.
In 2020, 689 people went to the emergency department, 67 people were hospitalized, and seven people died in Wisconsin due to heat-related causes. Emergency department visits were highest among younger populations aged 15-34, while hospitalizations were most frequent among those aged 65 and older.
Some people are more likely to get sick from the heat, including:...