Heat takes toll on fairgoers; temperatures not as bad as last year

Temperatures in the 90s, sunny days and not enough water have sent about 15 people per day to the medical tent at the Johnson County fair.

Paramedics offer them some water and a shady, cooler spot to sit down. So far this year, that’s been good enough for most people who have been getting overheated and dehydrated at the fair.

One person was taken to the hospital for heat-related illnesses by midweek, and about 15 people per day stop to get checked out at the medical tent after feeling sick from the heat, Seals Ambulance paramedic Haley Sodervick said.

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