KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Soaring temperatures have sent hundreds of Missourians to emergency rooms this year.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there had been 618 emergency room visits for heat-related illness as of Wednesday. So far there have been two confirmed deaths in St. Louis and nine suspected deaths in the Kansas City-area.
The state received a temporary break from the heat starting Tuesday, but temperatures rose Friday. Officials are urging people to seek out air conditioning as much as possible