Triple-digit heat wave blankets
Several deaths blamed on weather; Elvis Week includes free ice
The Associated Press, Aug 14, 2007
Thermometers hit over 100 degrees in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas and the western tip of Tennessee, where Memphis hit a record 105 degrees, the National Weather Service said.
Monday was the fourth consecutive day of triple-digit highs in
The brutal temperatures come during one of the citys biggest events: Elvis Week, when thousands of fans from across the world turn out to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.
A truck driver who was working on his rig at a gas station when he collapsed and died Monday was among the three heat-related deaths in
Its a dangerous time, Malcolm said. I think sometimes people dont realize that and dont understand the consequences of spending time in this kind of heat.
Steve Nonn, the coroner in Madison County, Ill., said the deaths illustrate the importance of checking on the welfare of neighbors, especially the vulnerable elderly.
This is a time of year when it is important to be a busybody, knock on a door and ask, Are you OK? Noon said. It is an act of nosiness that just may save someones life.
Eight days over 100
The average high in August in central
Ninety-two. Hell, the way things have gone this week, 92 is fall weather, Frank Matthews of Millbrook told the Montgomery Advertiser.
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