La Crosse mayor thinks it's an unnecessary proposal
Let's start with the premise that it is good for our democracy if a larger number of people turn out to vote. That's why it is good that Wisconsin lawmakers...
There's going to many taxpayers who don't warm to the idea of spending big money on a consultant to help the city of La Crosse find cost savings. Nevertheless, says city council member Andrea Richmond, it should be done. And she's not the only who feels that way. She says the idea gets brought up by the city's auditor on an annual basis
The city could spend six figures on an efficiency consultant. The city council's finance committee voted this week to approve the consultant.
Change of plans, for anyone who might want to visit the Salvation Army 'cooling center' in La Crosse tonight...
The county health department tells us that there are technical problems at the Salvation Army, so a different site will be used...14th and Pine, at the United Campus Ministry. There will be cots for about 20 people there. It's not known yet whether a cooling center will be needed again for Friday night.
You are expected to bring bedding and personal medications. NO PETS are allowed. All visitors will be screened with a breathalyzer test.
2 of the biggest events at Riverfest, The Chileda Run/Walk on Saturday and tonight's Walk a MIle in Her Shoes events are both still going on as planned. Tammy Klein talks about both events.
She says they will modify the events if need be. That depends on the temps and the partcicpants in the events.
So how will you know if you been out in the heat too long? Dr. Joe Bane of Fransiscan Skemp answers that question.
He says if you see someone else that has a flushed face.....maybe throwing up or acting strangely...you may want to get them some help right away.
An overnight cooling center will be available tonight from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am at the Salvation Army location at 223 N. 8th Street. Residents are asked to call 2-1-1 for further information. A cool place and cots are
provided. You are expected to bring bedding and personal medications. NO PETS are allowed. All visitors will be screened with a breathalyzer test. Emergency management and public health officials urge you to take steps to prevent serious illness that can result from heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic medical conditions. Some health conditions such as obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn and drug and alcohol use can make it harder for the body to stay cool in hot weather. For more information about extreme heat, contact your community resource line by dialing 2-1-1.