KCHD: Heat claims another in KC area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The historic hot, dry weather is being blamed for another death in the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City Health Department said Wednesday a woman born in 1960 has died of heat-related causes, bringing the number of heat-related deaths in the Kansas City metro area to three this year. The department says that another seven deaths in the area are being investigated as possibly heat-related.

State health officials say there have been 28 confirmed heat deaths in Missouri this year.

Missouri's blistering summer has been approaching several weather records. St. Louis has had a record 11 days with highs of at least 105. Temperatures have climbed that high for eight days in Columbia. And in Kansas City, the temperatures have been hovering around the 100-degree mark for weeks.

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