MADISON (WKOW) -- State officials are reminding people to take extra precautions in the next few days as the heat wave sets in.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released some tips to keep safe in the hot weather. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the western part of Wisconsin, expecting heat indices from 95 to 105 degrees through Tuesday.
Health officials say 10 confirmed and probable heat-related deaths have been reported in Wisconsin this summer. Older adults and children are most at risk. Last year, 27 people died from heat-related issues.
Health experts say you should look out for signs of heat exhaustion, like fainting, rash, fatigue and nausea. Take action immediately to reduce your body temperature if symptoms appear.
Many counties have designated locations for cooling centers. Click here for a list of cooling shelters in our area and for more heat-related tips.
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