The Milwaukee Health Department issues a heat health warning amid heat wave

The Milwaukee Health Department issues a heat health warning amid heat wave

With this week's heat wave starting today in some parts of the state, the City of Milwaukee Health Department and the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management issued a heat health advisory for the city Tuesday morning.

The warning was issued in response to the National Weather Service's Excessive Heat Health Advisory, which is in effect from 10am to 9pm on Wednesday, August 23. The NWS forecast currently expects heat indexes to reach 105-110 degrees in the area. Affected by the warning. An excessive heat watch will be in effect until Thursday.

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According to a press release from the Department of Health, the department will “enhance heat-related illness surveillance in the coming days and work with Metropolitan Milwaukee Severe Weather Task Force partners to address the needs of vulnerable populations during this period.”

Those in need of emergency services should call Impact 211 for assistance, the statement said.

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