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'Every Shelter Is Full': Dangerous Heat Creates Influx of People Seeking Shelter In Milwaukee

Angelina Mosher Salazar
A conference room is being used to give shelter to a mother and her children at the Catholic Center

A heat advisory is issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin until 7 a.m. Saturday. With the heat and humidity, the temperatures could feel as high as 110 degrees.

The dangerous conditions have prompted the Milwaukee health department to put out a health advisory warning against heat stroke and dehydration. The extreme temperatures have adverse effects especially on vulnerable people such as Milwaukee's homeless population.

WUWM’s Angelina Mosher Salazar sat down with Donna Rongholt-Migan the executive director of the Cathedral Center. The downtown Milwaukee agency provides shelter for women and families and works to end homelessness.

According to Rongholt-Migan, the extreme temperatures have led to an influx of people seeking shelter.

Angelina Mosher Salazar joined WUWM in 2018 as the Eric Von Broadcast Fellow. She was then a reporter with the station until 2021.
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