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Oak Creek Health Department Urges Residents To Cool Off

Several health risks are associated with excessive heat.

With temperatures soaring into the 90s today, the Oak Creek Health Department is urging people to find a cool place and beat the heat.

The National Weather Service , which begins at noon and lasts until 8 p.m.

The health risks associated with excessive heat are real, especially for elderly people, small children, people on medication and people with weight or alcohol problems, Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said.

Residents can visit the Oak Creek Public Library or community center if they do not have access to air conditioning. For more information on other cool options in Oak Creek, contact the Health Department at (414) 768-6525. 

Health officials caution residents to slow down and reduce outdoor activities, especially during the hottest parts of the day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's also a good idea to wear light-colored clothing and drink plenty of water. 

For more information, visit the reference library section on the Health Department's website.

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