MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin emergency management and health officials are urging residents to take precautions in the face of hot, humid weather in the next few days.
The Department of Health Services says last year 27 people died in Wisconsin as a result of heat-related issues. This year, one heat-related death in Wisconsin has been reported and that was last month in Juneau County.
State officials urge neighbors to check on elderly residents, especially those without air conditioning. People without air conditioning are urged to stay with friends or family members who have it or seek out like senior centers, malls and libraries.