Excessive Heat Warning Set To Expire Tuesday Night In Creve Coeur
Patch checked in with nearby medical centers to see how area residents were coping with the heat.
5:00 p.m. update with St. Luke's information
An excessive heat warning issued for the Creve Coeur area by the National Weather Service is scheduled to expire at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Heat index levels were still expected to reach as high as 110 degrees as late as Tuesday evening as authorities continued to encourage residents to take proper precautions.
The St. Louis-Post Dispatch says 30 heat-related cases have been reported at hospitals in the St. Louis City and County areas.
Creve Coeur Patch checked with officials at area medical facilities and found the following breakdown in numbers since the weekend.
St. John's Mercy Medical Center: three to four cases
Doctor's Express: "several cases"
Barnes Jewish West County Hospital: Zero cases
St. Luke's Urgent Care: Zero cases
As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Patch had no information from the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District.
For information on cooling shelters and advice on the signs for heat-related illness, click here.