With temperatures approaching 100 forecast for much of the week, Laclede County is gearing up to deal with the scorching heat.
According to the National Weather Service in Springfield, Laclede County remains under a hazardous weather advisory until 8 p.m. Wednesday with an elevated heat risk expected through that time period.
“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” according to the National Weather Service.
Amber Meredith of the Free Store Ministry said their building at 615 West Elm is available as a cooling station on the days that it is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.