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Emergency officials say many are taking heat warnings seriously

Since the heat wave started, emergency crews geared up and expected to make more calls than they have. Since the heat wave started, emergency crews geared up and expected to make more calls than they have.
CARTER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Many emergency officials say many people are taking the heat warnings very serious and are not responding to verymany heat related calls.

Since the heat wavestarted, emergency crews geared up and expected to make more calls than they have.

This is especially sincetemperatures continue to reach past the 100-degree mark.

"It has surprised me especially this year with theheat," said Jim Ogden with West Carter County Ambulance. "With theheat index and the heat being as high as it is, I just knew we would. We evenprepared for it. I'm glad because it's not a fun situation."

Health officials say its crucial people checkon their friends, family and neighbors as temperatures stay in the 100-degreerange.

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