Heat Advisory for south and southeast Wisconsin

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The National Weather Service Milwaukee has issued a Heat Advisory for south and southeast Wisconsin for Tuesday, August 27, until 8pm. Temperatures in the low 90s, combined with high humidity, will result in a heat index of 100-105 degrees.

Prolonged exposure in this heat can be dangerous, and literally deadly, if the proper precautions are not taken. Possibility of illness increases the longer the elevated heat index lasts. Children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions are particularly susceptible.

To be safe, following these recommendations from FEMA and local emergency agencies:

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Dangerous high heat and humidity this week – how to stay safe

A man with skull of the wild goat in his hand. Isolated on white.The National Weather Service Chicago has issued a Special Weather Statement for Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana concerning today and Tuesday. Temperatures in the 90s both days, coupled with moderate humidity, could result in a heat index over 100 degrees.

Prolonged exposure in this heat can be dangerous, and literally deadly, if the proper precautions are not taken. Possibility of illness increases the longer the elevated heat index lasts. Children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions are particularly susceptible.

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High ozone pollution warning for Chicago extended through Aug 21

Thursday is an “orange” air quality day in ChicagoTuesday’s “Orange” air quality warning for Chicago and the surrounding counties (including northwest Indiana) has been extended through Wednesday, August 21. The predicted ozone Air Quality Index is over 100, indicating the air quality conditions are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.

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High ozone prompts Air Pollution Action Day Alert for Tuesday

Businessman in gas mask & cowboy hat. Isolated on white.The EPA has issued an “Orange” air quality warning for Chicago for Tuesday, August 20. The air quality index for ozone is predicted to be in the 101-150 range, indicating the air quality conditions are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.

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It’s Veggie Fest time again in Chicago

Veggie Fest returns to the Chicagoland area this weekend. Veggie Fest Chicago is one of the largest vegetarian festivals in North America, featuring expert speakers, food demos, health and wellness vendors, an international food court, children’s programs, and live music. Admission is free.

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Tips for Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie Triathlon: the swim

Iron Girl Logo  Pleasant PrairieThe Athleta Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie Triathlon is Sunday. In this final article before race day, some tips for the part of the race that makes people the most nervous: the swim.

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