Excessive heat leaves more than a dozen St. Louisans in hospital - KMOV.com

Excessive heat leaves more than a dozen St. Louisans in hospital

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St. Louis, MO (KMOV.com) -- Hospitals in the City of St. Louis reported more than a dozen people were brought in for heat-related illnesses on Friday.

The 13 people ranged in age from 23 to 103. Three were female and the other 10 were men. 

Cool Down St. Louis is helping area seniors and the disabled with their air-conditioning and utilities. Low-income households can apply for assistance by calling 314-241-7668 or visiting cooldownstlouis.org.

The Health Department is encouraging residents to call the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 or 211 from a land line if they need additional heat related assistance.  

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