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Heat gets deadly; check on your neighbors
Rochester, N.Y. - The heat hanging over more than a dozen states has turned deadly.
Health officials say at least six people have died from dehydration and other heat-related causes in the northeast over the past week.
Hot, muggy weather pushed the heat index up over 100 degrees in many places.
Experts remind us to drink plenty of water and check in on friends and neighbors who may have health problems, especially cardiovascular issues, because they're at higher risk for heat stroke.
ABC medical expert Dr. Jennifer Ashton said, "We will expect to see more people with heat exhaustion and heat stroke at the end of this heat wave then we do at the beginning of it.”
Hot, muggy weather in the Rochester area today means spray parks and cooling centers in the city will once again be open.