St. Louis woman confirmed second death due to heat - KMOV.com

St. Louis woman confirmed second death due to heat

(KMOV)-- A 74-year-old woman has been confirmed the second death in St. Louis due to heat.

The St. Louis Department of Health said the woman had a working air conditioner but did not have it turned on. She died Thursday in the 5500 block of Chamberlain.

On Tuesday, a 68-year-old man died from the heat. He also had his air conditioner turned off.

Residents who do not have an air conditioner or need energy assistance should call the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 or 211 if calling from a land line phone. Assistance can also be obtained by contacting Cool Down St. Louis at (314) 241-7668.
 
Mayor Francis Slay is encouraging people to report those who refuse to leave a dangerously hot residence to 211 or 1-800-427-4626.

 


 

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