In St Louis the Mayor went door to door to check on those potentially in danger. Kansas City Fire Chief Smokey Dyer says that won’t happen in KC because the city doesn’t have th legal right to remove someone from their residence even if the city thinks that person should get to a cooling center.
While the temperature must reach 105 at 11am to declare an official heat emergency, the city is amending their responses due to the prolonged heat wave. That includes exploring more free options such as the eight additional cooling centers opened and waiving fees at swimming pools.
Ray Read of KCMO contributed to this report.