Fifty nine women have been hospitalized due to heatstroke connected with celebrations heralding the end of September.
Local EMT driver Rachel Cruz said that this is quickly becoming a public health crisis.
“Every year it gets worse,” Cruz told Velvet Hamster. “The scarves, the pumpkin spice lattes, it has to stop. It’s still 92 degrees outside.”
She urged people to behave responsibly.
“I know women will be tempted to start wearing boots, but we’re just asking that they wait until it’s safe. We’re trying to serve the entire city with the resources we have.”
The Hamster will keep an eye on this potential catastrophe. Heatstroke cases are expected to rise in early October before tapering off once the weather becomes an appropriate temperature.