Heat Related Illnesses

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are heat-related illnesses that are not uncommon when the outside temperatures start climbing into the 90’s and above.  Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center says one of the keys to avoiding those is to avoid dehydration. Burchett suggests drinking plenty of water early and continuing to replenish your body throughout the day. Experts […]

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Heat Advisory Through Wednesday

A Heat Advisory is issued for the entire state of Missouri, with excessive heat warnings for St Louis and south along the Mississippi River.  The National Weather Service says for all of the KCHI listing area, a heat advisory is issued through Wednesday at 8:00 pm. The Heat Advisory is due to temperatures in the upper 90’s, with heat index […]

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Handling Summer Heat

As temperatures for the early part of next week will climb to the upper 90’s, make sure you are ready for the summer heat.  Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center says the first thing to remember is to keep yourself hydrated. Burchett says drink plenty of fluids. She says when possible, try to plan your activities for earlier […]

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Dog Days Are Here

The Dog Days of Summer are here, and that is NOT good news for the dogs that are outside all day.  Leslie Patek from the Chillicothe Animal Shelter says when it is hot outside, a ride in the airconditioned car sure feels nice, even for our pets.  But don’t leave the pets in the car when you step out for […]

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Careful With Pets In Hot Cars

With warm temperatures here outdoors, it is time to be on the look out for pets and young or elderly people that may be inside a locked car in a parking lot. Chillicothe Police Chief John Maples says it is much hotter inside the car that outside. He says his Department receives more calls on animals in hot cars than […]

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Practice Heat Safety

As we begin to see high temperatures reach near 90 degrees, we need to remember to NOT leave kids or pets in a car that is parked. The National Weather Service says during Summer heat, practice heat safety wherever you are and never, never, never leave children, disabled adults, or pets in a car! Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. […]

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Keep Your Pets Cool

The weather forecast has temperatures in the 90s and heat indexes around 100 for the weekend. Chillicothe Animal Control Officer Leslie Patek reminds everyone that hot weather is just as hard on your pets as it is for you. She says helpful step #1 is to get your dog a haircut. She says outside dogs should have a tarp over […]

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Hot Weather Means More Crime

Summer is officially here, with warmer temperatures through the weekend.  Officials say that means there is a chance crime will increase in Chillicothe. Officer Schmidt with the Chillicothe Police Department says summer crime starts with the warm weather, and people walking the streets He says if you have a fire arm, do not leave it in your car. He says […]

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