ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the first time in weeks, the St. Louis area is getting a break from the heat. But the hot weather has taken a severe toll on the population.
KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/r4XFOY ) reports that St. Louis city recorded 46 heat-related illnesses and three deaths in 2010. So far this summer, there have been 103 illnesses and seven deaths in the city.
Heat illnesses in St. Louis County are up 56% from a year ago, to 269 from 172.
Information from: KMOX-AM, http://www.kmox.com