MADISON (WKOW) -- State health officials are urging residents to again take precautions if they have to be outside or in non-air-conditioned homes beginning Sunday.
Heat indices could reach the upper 90s beginning Sunday through next week.
This summer, there have been 10 confirmed and probable heat-related fatalities reported in Wisconsin. The Department of Health Services says summer heat waves have been the biggest weather-related killers in the state. Last year, 27 people died in Wisconsin as a result of heat-related issues.
DHS reminds everyone to take precautions against the high temperatures, and to check on older or isolated neighbors who may need assistance. The most at risk of heat-related issues are older adults and young children, but DHS says everyone is still at risk.
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