In July of 1936 The Unthinkable Happened in St. Louis

St. Louis is no stranger to heat. We’ve already had a few hot days this summer, and there are sure to be scorchers yet to come. Luckily, we have air conditioning units today. Just imagine what it was like in the ’30s when a deadly heat wave hit the city…

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The heat waves were three horrible moments in St. Louis history we hopefully won’t have to repeat. We are blessed with air conditioning and fans are plentiful for most of us. Please remember that many people are without air conditioning or on a budget. Check on the elderly and keep your animals watered and out of the heat as much as possible. This week when you are so hot you can’t breathe remember what it must have been like for the residents of St. Louis all those years ago. Click here to see more Missouri disasters.