33 people have died from the heat this year, Excessive Heat Warning in effect

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Thirty-three people have died from the heat so far this year according to the most recent weekly report put together by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

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However, that confirmed number could rise.

Health officials classified the deaths as "heat caused" or heat related."

Right now, there are a total of 127 suspected heat associated deaths that are still being investigated by the county’s medical examiner.

Out of the 33 confirmed deaths, 13 of them were 75 years old or older.

Last year, a total of 130 people died from the heat, most of them men between 50 and 64 years old.

[RELATED: Maricopa County heat-associated deaths by the numbers]

The Salvation Army is doing its part to prevent heat-related deaths by providing 14 cooling and hydration stations across the Valley. 

The following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day while we are under that Excessive Heat Warning.

  • Apache Junction Corps – 605 E. Broadway Rd., Apache Junction
  • Avondale, Estrella Mountain Corps - 11 N. Third Ave.
  • Chandler Corps – 85 E. Saragosa St., Chandler
  • Glendale Corps – 6010 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
  • Valley of the Sun Korean Corps – 7238 N. 61st Ave., Glendale
  • Mesa Corps – 241 E. Sixth St., Mesa
  • Eastlake Park – Southwest corner of East Jefferson Street and South 16th Street, Phoenix
  • Phoenix Central Corps – 4343 N. 16th St., Phoenix
  • Phoenix Citadel Corps – 628 N. Third Ave., Phoenix
  • Phoenix Maryvale Corps – 4318 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix
  • Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center South Mountain - 1375 E. Broadway Rd.
  • Surprise, Sun Cities West Valley Corps – 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.
  • Tempe Corps – 40 E. University Dr., Tempe
  • Salvation Army’s Family Services Department - 2707 E. Van Buren St., Building 2 (open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends)

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