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The purpose of this memo is to share a press release issued by the
Department of Health Services on June 13, 2012 regarding the health risks
associated with hot weather and to provide information about Heat Awareness.
As we approach the summer, the matter of excessive heat arises. Heat is
the number one weather-related killer in the United States. According to
NOAA National Weather Service heat causes more fatalities per year than
floods, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined.
Attached you will find information that brings to your attention the
significance of taking precautions and reminding people of the dangers
associated with extreme heat.
For more information on heat-related health concerns, contact your
Local Public Health Department.
DHS Press Release Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day June 14,
Wisconsin Heat Awareness
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Heat Wave: A Major Summer Killer in Wisconsin
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August 06, 2012