Health officials caution about excessive heat
Hot weather is forecasted for the next several days and officials are urging everyone to be aware of the dangers. Sauk County Emergency Management Director Jeffrey Jelinek says, “Sustained temperatures in excess of 90-degrees pose a risk of heat-related illness and death, especially combined with high humidity. The risk is highest for older adults and individuals with chronic illnesses, or people taking medications that inhibit perspiration. “ Jelinek recommends people drink more fluids during hot weather, spend the hottest part of the day in a cool, preferably air-conditioned place, and restrain from strenuous activities. Make sure animals have cover from the sun and have plenty of water available.”
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