The best defense against overheating and any heat-related illness is prevention.
The severe thunderstorm warnings for the St. Louis area have been dropped.
BRYAN, Texas - Nearly one month ago, Wheeler Ridge in Bryan was turned upside down.
"I opened the front door and the wind's just blowing and I went back inside the house and it was over," said resident Carl Cooper. "I come back out, it's like a whole new world out here."
The Salvation Army Midland Division is opening daytime cooling centers in Missouri and Illinois in response to Wednesday’s heat advisory issued for the St. Louis area.