Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Heat Claims 86-Year-Old Woman; Fourth St. Louis Heat Victim

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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Last week's heat wave subsided yesterday, but not before taking with it St. Louis' fourth victim of the summer.

The city Department of Health announced Monday that an 86-year-old woman in north St. Louis perished Saturday morning due to the heat. The victim had air-conditioner window units that were not working properly.

And while St. Louis is enjoyed a momentary break from the heat and humidity, both are expected to return today. City residents without an air conditioner or in need of 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.

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