Hey homeless people, understand you are at risk, but we can’t actually, you know, HELP YOU! Do you understand that? Yeah, you there, sleeping on the square on hard cement or uncomfortable bench, you DO understand its hot and you are at risk, right? What should you do, where should you go – well, we can’t help with that. Just know it hot and you are at risk. There, we have warned you, we now wash our hands of this matter – Sincerely Dane County Human Services. (sorry, my outrage and frustration might be showing.)
To: POS Agencies
From: Lynn Green, Dane County Department of Human Services
Re: Heat Advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Dane County from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM today, Tuesday August 27, 2013. In addition, the forecast is for very hot weather to continue for the next several days, although probably not at the levels which would trigger a heat advisory or excessive heat warning.
The hot weather can pose a risk to many of the individuals we serve including, but not limited to, older adults, people with medical conditions, and those who take certain medications. Children can be vulnerable, especially if left unattended in vehicles. I ask that you make note of individuals you serve who may be at risk in extreme heat. Please assist these individuals in understanding the risks and need to take preventative action. When necessary, please check on the welfare of those who are most are risk.
Below you’ll find a link to the details of the current weather advisory from the National Weather Service, along with links to recent information on staying healthy during a heat wave from Public Health-Madison and Dane County:
Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information. If there are additional advisories or warnings, we will update you.
Oh, wait, maybe homeless people aren’t elderly, or have medical conditions. Never mind, proceed.
Or, call the fire department, I see something that is “not right”, do you?
August 27, 2013 2:35 PM
Just a quick reminder to take care of each other in this heat. Make sure you check your neighbors to make sure they are not struggling with the heat. If you see something in the neighborhood is not right, say something to someone. The MFD is in contact with social service agencies citywide, to ensure people stay safe! Oh, don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
Don’t worry, the social service agencies will take care of this . . .
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