High temperatures cause an increase in heat-related illnesses

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

    Extreme heat events, or heat waves, are a leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the United States. The number of heat-related deaths is rising. For example, in 1995, 465 heat-related deaths occurred in Chicago. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 people died of heat-related deaths, an average of about 618 deaths a year.

    Here are some tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses:

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