Northeast Wisconsin Bracing for Heat Wave
The predicted heat wave has Brown County officials on alert, with temperatures that may shatter long standing records over the next week.
The humid and blazing forecast has workers at Bay Beach rushing to fill the vending machines.
Mindy Filipenko, a supervisor at the park say's when temperatures get this high, they keep a close eye on vending machine peddling water throughout the park. She says, "we usually sell alot more water that we do soda."
Also on alert is Brown County's Emergency Management Director, Cullen Peltier, who continues reminding residents of the dangers of heat.
He says, "heat related issues are the number one killer of people in Wisconsin, over the last 50 years."
Peltier says, when it gets this hot, the signal's there's trouble is easy to spot, "you start to see patterns at local hospitals, patterns from the health department, people getting heat related illnesses and if you see a number of those, then you know you need to take some action."
Health officials say it's important to drink lots of water before you feel thirsty, stay in an air conditioned building or cooler part of your home, and to reduce the amount of heavy activity during blazing temperatures.
A pattern of hot and hazy weather, that has many hoping for the temperatures to plunge.