The drought and extreme North Texas heat has caused a water crisis for the local American Red Cross. Now the agency is the one asking for assistance from the public to help replenish their water supply for firefighters and police.
After days with no water, almost all of the residents and businesses in Kemp once again have water.
The Texas Forest Service said that a record 249 counties have outdoor burn bans as the Texas heat wave and drought continue.
It’s long been thought that there is a direct correlation between hot weather and an increase in crime. But one local expert doesn’t think it’s that cut and dry.
Some workers on Dallas garbage trucks call this stretch of summer “Hell’s Kitchen.” Thursday a CBS 11 News crew met three of those workers who say in this heat they have to have each others backs.
A 79-year-old Oak Cliff woman succumbs to the North Texas heat and dies in her home just two days after reporting to police that her central air conditioner had been stolen.
The state’s electric grid operator is trying to prevent rolling blackouts this week, but they say it’s up to consumers to make it happen.
High school band camps started this week in many North Texas school districts. But this year the extreme heat has led to changes for what is usually a regimented schedule.
During the summer of 1980 the nation wanted to know ‘Who shot JR?’ The ‘Empire’ was striking back at the movie theater, and in North Texas the greatest heat wave on record was in full force.
This year there has only been one heat-related death in Tarrant County, but there have been nine in Dallas. With forecasters predicting record-breaking heat this week, health workers are concerned the numbers will increase.
With yet another day of triple digit weather, hospitals are seeing an increase in the number of patients suffering from heat-related illnesses.
We might not reach 100 degrees in DFW today. But it will still be hot and miserable.