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Excessive heat prompts nearly 20 EMS calls in Cleveland since Thursday

Posted: 3:21 PM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-20 15:21:24-04
Cleveland EMS

CLEVELAND — There have been nearly 20 heat-related emergencies over the past few days in Cleveland as temperatures have pushed the heat index into triple digits.

A Cleveland EMS spokesperson said crews responded to seven incidents on Thursday and 12 on Friday.

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On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Northeast Ohio. The warning goes until 8 p.m. Saturday.

FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning!