Heat-Related Illness Surveillance Shelby County, TN
Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable. Each year hundreds of people in Shelby County visit the Emergency Department (ED) for heat stress, heat stroke, or other illness related to exposure.
Data for ED visits for heat-related illness is obtained from ESSENCE-TN. All but 1 of the 12 ED's in Shelby County submit data to ESSENCE-TN.
Heat index data is obtained from NOAA