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Surviving the Mid-South heat

According to Centers for Disease Control, heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States.

During this period, more people in the United States died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

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  • Searing heat hard on the young and young at heart

    Searing heat hard on the young and young at heart

    Monday, July 13 2015 11:36 AM EDT2015-07-13 15:36:04 GMT
    Monday, July 13 2015 3:03 PM EDT2015-07-13 19:03:40 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    The story for today and for the rest of the week is the heat! We will be in the mid to upper 90s today with the heat index between 102 and 106! We are also under a heat advisory for today and tomorrow; this will most likely be extended throughout the week. It is especially important to check on the ones who are most vulnerable to the extreme temperatures--the very young and the elderly.More >>
    The story for today and for the rest of the week is the heat! We will be in the mid to upper 90s today with the heat index between 102 and 106! We are also under a heat advisory for today and tomorrow; this will most likely be extended throughout the week. It is especially important to check on the ones who are most vulnerable to the extreme temperatures--the very young and the elderly.More >>
  • Heat Index- the real deal

    Heat Index- the real deal

    Friday, July 10 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-07-10 15:04:46 GMT
    Friday, July 10 2015 3:12 PM EDT2015-07-10 19:12:28 GMT
    National Weather ServiceNational Weather Service
    This week the story is the heat and the humidity! With highs reaching the mid 90s, the heat index could easily reach 100-103 degrees!Moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, with S and SW winds are creating some pretty hot and humid conditions in our area for this week and weekend.More >>
    This week the story is the heat and the humidity! With highs reaching the mid 90s, the heat index could easily reach 100-103 degrees!Moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, with S and SW winds are creating some pretty hot and humid conditions in our area for this week and weekend.More >>
  • Summer heat appears right on cue

    Summer heat appears right on cue

    Monday, June 22 2015 9:12 AM EDT2015-06-22 13:12:30 GMT
    Monday, June 22 2015 9:40 AM EDT2015-06-22 13:40:44 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    Before you head out the door today, you may want to bring an extra bottle of water with you because it will be hot. Lets all welcome summer! We are going to be in a heat advisory today with temperatures reaching the upper 90's, and heat indices close to 105.More >>
    Before you head out the door today, you may want to bring an extra bottle of water with you because it will be hot. Lets all welcome summer! We are going to be in a heat advisory today with temperatures reaching the upper 90's, and heat indices close to 105.
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  • Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    (WMC-TV) - Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States.More >>
    Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat.More >>
  • FAQs about extreme heat

    FAQs about extreme heat

    What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat?People suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating.More >>
    Frequently asked questions about extreme heat.More >>
  • Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    (WMC-TV) - The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. Warning: If yourMore >>
    The best defense is prevention.More >>
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