ST. CLOUD -- With extreme heat moving through the state this week, health officials are urging you to take proper steps to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Extreme heat can cause health problems ranging from heat rash to heatstroke.

The Minnesota Department of Health says to stay cool during extremely hot weather limit your time outdoors, drink plenty of water and stay informed by learning the warning signs of heat-related illnesses.

Extreme heat kills more people in the United States that any weather phenomenon.