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Dangerous heat wave arrives

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Stan Stricker
June 6, 2011

Beating the heat includes taking precautions. With the heat index expected to top 100 Tuesday, Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center Emergency Physician Joe Lachica advises avoiding the midday sun, and staying hydrated.


Janesville City Operations Director John Whitcomb says days like this can be tough on those who work outdoors. He's reminding trash and recycling collection personnel to drink plenty of water. Whitcomb is also watching the pavement for problems like buckling.


In the fire department, Shift Commander Bill Ruchti says some training, particularly for new recruits, may have to be rescheduled. Relief is expected to arrive by Thursday, with both thunderstorms and cooler weather predicted.



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