FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — Day four of the Minnesota State Fair is going to be a hot one. More than 100 people have been treated so far due to the scorching heat.
The National Weather Service announced Sunday afternoon that the Twin Cities broke the daily record by hitting 96 degrees. The old record, 94 degrees, was set on Aug. 25, 1948.
Fair officials met with St. Paul firefighters, Sunday morning, to talk about dealing with the extreme temperatures.
On Saturday, 51 people were treated for heat-related issues at the fair and 10 had to go to the hospital.
“We just want everyone to be safe at the State Fair. When they come here, we want them to have a good time, a safe time,” said Brienna Schuette, communications director of the Minnesota State Fair.
Dr. Aaron Burnett is with Regions Hospital. He said if you’re heading to the fair over the next couple of days, make sure you take precautions before you go.
“One of the messages we are trying to get out to people is to really show up well hydrated so you’re not behind the 8 ball when you get here,” Dr. Burnett said.
He also said to remember to take it easy, once you’re there.
“It’s amazing how much you walk at the fair. So have a plan in place to stop along the way so that you’re not walking miles and miles without a break,” he said.