Heat Awareness Day Is Thursday, June 12, 2014

Governor Walker has declared Thursday, June 12, 2014, as Wisconsin’s Heat Awareness Day.

This alerts the public of hazards associated with extended periods of extreme heat and humidity, and precautions needed to protect oneself when these conditions exist.

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Emergency Management team, and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, are co-sponsoring Wisconsin’s Heat Awareness Day.

Heat is Wisconsin's #1 weather-killer, far exceeding the number of fatalities related to tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, and winter storms!
Medical records indicate that the elderly and youngsters face the highest risk of heat-related deaths.  Also, certain medications restrict the body's ability to sweat, and thereby cool down. Therefore, people on medications should consult their doctor for advice.

Beat The Heat,

Check The Back Seat!

Experience has shown that being aware of the dangers of extreme heat, and knowing what precautions to take, reduces the risk of heat-related exhaustion or death.

In 2013...11 people died in Wisconsin from the effects of heat.

In 2012...24 people died in Wisconsin from the effects of heat. 

Heat Safety

Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day

WFO Milwaukee/Sullivan Preparedness Page

Wisconsin Awareness Campaigns and Important Events

Wisconsin Emergency Management


2014 ReadyWisconsin Press Release

Beat the Heat, Check the Back Seat!

  • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.  Not even for a minute!
  • If you see a child unattended in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately!
  • Since 1998, an average of 38 children per year, or about one every 10 days, have

    died in automobiles as a result of heatstroke.

  • How Hot Can It Get Inside a Closed Vehicle in Full Sunshine?

Wisconsin's Killer July 1995 Heat Wave

Heat - A Major Killer

NWS Heat Wave Brochure


NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI

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