Homeless population hurting in heat - KVIA ABC 7

"Hot" and "hazy" were the two most-used words when talking about Thursday’s heat. At the KVIA studio, temperatures teased records at 112 degrees. El Paso is used to hot temperatures, but it also means people forget the basics.

According to Dr. Robert Woolard, a professor with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center who works at University Medical Center, at least 13 people have been taken to the emergency room at UMC during the past month. Woolard points out those are the most severe cases, often people dealing with less severe weather-related illnesses end up heading to their general practioner. Often those that end up at UMC are suffering from heat stroke.

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