Monday, July 9, 2012
Maryland Heights got a good dose of rain on Sunday, and thunderstorms look to continue on Monday.
Rain finally hit town on Sunday night, and it looks like that trend will continue on Monday. The National Weather Service predicts scattered thunderstorms in Maryland Heights between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. But the weather service expects Monday's high temperature to be on the warm side at 91°F. How did you beat the heat during the first week of July? Did you head to the Aquaport? Edward Jones YMCA? Creve Coeur Park? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Heat stroke occurs when a dog’s temperature reaches 106 degrees, necessitating immediate emergency medical treatment to prevent organ damage and death. Here are some helpful tips to prevent such a tragedy.
Every other week, Dr. Patrick Tate, chief of the veterinary staff and a general practitioner at Webster Groves Animal Hospital, answers reader questions about pets. This week's question comes from Sean Miller. Question: What is heat stroke in a dog, and how can pet owners prevent it? Answer: Each year thousands of dogs suffer from heat stroke, often with fatal results. In many cases, owners are not aware that their dogs are developing this condition until it is too late to reverse the damage. I have seen many heat-related tragedies that could have been easily prevented. Heat stroke is actually a form of non-pyrogenic (non-fever) hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is the elevation of a dog’s body temperature above the normal range of 101 to 102 …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Maryland Heights fire and police officials give advice on how to stay safe this summer.
Summer is in full swing, and St. Louis area residents are enjoying those familiar seasonal rituals--baseball games, barbecues and pool parties. Although fun, sun and familiar recreation provide us with memories that last a lifetime, the summer season still presents safety hazards. Maryland Heights Police Sergeant Mark Pruett said that the city usually experiences an uptick in crime because students are out of school and have more leisure time. Pruett recommends residents lock up their homes and cars to protect themselves from crime. Maryland Heights Fire Marshall Dennis Drovkowski said the summer presents fire safety issues, just like any other season. Fireworks, barbecue grills and small backyard fires can grow out of control and …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A heat advisory is in effect until tonight, so health officials are issuing a warning to residents.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the area until Wednesday night. Heat index readings are expected to be around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high 90s through the rest of the week, so the St. Louis County Health Department is urging people to use caution during this extreme heat. In a news release, St. Louis County health officials said this first heat wave of the season has already caused 17 people to be treated for heat exhaustion, some even hospitalized. The United Way has released a list of cooling shelters where residents may go to get out of the heat during the day. While there are no cooling centers listed for Maryland Heights, the list does include one located in …