Midwest Can't Get Any Relief From Oppressive Heat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Oppressive heat is slamming the Midwest with record temperatures that aren't going away after the sun goes down.

St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago and several other Midwest cities already have set record highs this week or are on the verge of doing so again. Even low temperatures are setting heat records, meaning there's no relief, even at night.

One way cities are helping residents seek relief is with cooling centers. In Madison, Wisconsin, Casimir Brandon slept at one 24-hour center after he could only toss and turn in his bedroom. He says he had begun riding air-conditioned buses to sneak some shuteye.

For others, getting relief has meant stepping away from work. Illinois construction worker John Rohlfing had to quit by 11 a.m. Thursday, when temperatures hit 99 degrees.


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