Local health officials continue to remind residents to take precautions as the dangerous heat returns. Kids and the elderly are the most susceptible to heat related problems including heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, so officials advise you make it a point to check on them regularly. The good news is that the continued heatwave has not yet resulted in an upswing of cases at Alton's two hospital emergency rooms, and staff would like to keep it that way.
Alton Memorial Hospital spokesman Dave Whaley says a little common sense goes a long way:
The Heat Advisory will be in effect until at least Thursday at 8:00pm.