The Heat is On, Day and Night
The extreme temperatures are causing problems across Northeast Wisconsin.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
APPLETON, WI- The extreme temperatures are causing problems across Northeast Wisconsin. From power outages to cancelling outdoor sporting events and camps, but it's the overnight hours that leaders in Outagamie County say can be the most dangerous time of day for everyone.
A heat advisory is issued until Friday with temps approaching the mid 90's and people taking refuge in cooling centers during the day time.
"Best choice is to leave the house because it's cooler everywhere and we can move around more freely," says Steven Metzger of Appleton.
Homes may overheat quickly and cooling shelters are open only until 8pm. That's a problem for many who can't even go home.
"If people have airconditioning now what if it goes down in the middle of the night where do they go," says Shirley Worsch of Appleton.
County leaders looking for alternatives to keep people safe when the sun goes down.
"We ask that people try to help each other out if you have a neighbor or a relative who does not have air conditioning, perhaps you invite them over for a slumber party," says Julie Loeffelholz of County Outagamie Emergency Management.
County leaders say they will continue to monitor the heat situation and if temperatures get worse they will open evening shelters.