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Fires Strain Resources

Updated: 08/24/2007 - An increase in the number of wildfires is keeping the Mississippi Forestry Commission busy around the clock, and crews are stretched thin.

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Dry Weather Continuing Threat

Updated: 08/23/2007 - A fire that burned several acres in northern Clarke County two days ago flared up again Thursday,

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Foresters Say Fire Danger Real

Updated: 08/22/2007 - The past few days have been very busy for volunteer firefighters and state foresters.

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Alabama Loses Ten to Heat

Posted: 08/22/2007 - There have been ten heat-related deaths in Alabama during August.

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Texas Takes No Chances

Posted: 08/20/2007 - Hurricane Dean may be several days away and its path uncertain, but Texas officials say they're not taking any chances in preparing ahead of time.

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Fire Danger at High Level

Updated: 08/17/2007 - The Mississippi Forestry Commission is warning people to remain alert as drought conditions worsen and the threat of fire increases.

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Heat Wave Prompts Unusual Move

Posted: 08/16/2007 - Livingston, Ala., is opening its old city hall building for use as a cooling center for people who don't have air conditioning. MCCSA in Meridian has taken similar action.

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Lauderdale Looking at Burn Ban

Updated: 08/16/2007 - The continued dry weather is causing Lauderdale County supervisors to take another look at outdoor burning.

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City Issues New Burn Ban

Updated: 08/14/2007 - Because of dry weather conditions, the Meridian Fire Department is again asking the public not to burn trash and debris.

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Some Not Bothered By Heat

Updated: 08/14/2007 - Temperatures continue to top 100. Working in the heat is oppressive for most people, but some don't mind the heat because they have a "cool" job.

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Schools Have Concerns About Heat

Updated: 08/14/2007 - Battling extremely hot temperatures is a challenge for school districts. Sumter County has already dismissed early on one day and is taking care to service its air conditioning systems.

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Heat Wave Puts Sports in Court

Posted: 08/10/2007 - The heat wave in the south is causing concern for youth sports teams, because some athletes have collapsed while practicing.

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A/C Making Impact in South

Posted: 08/10/2007 - The low number of heat casualties in the south during heat waves is attributed to the prevalence of air conditioners.

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Heat Wave Produces Record Demand

Updated: 08/09/2007 - The heat is continuing to bake Mississippi. And so far, officials say the electricity grid is handling the extra usage.

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Extreme Drought Returns

Posted: 08/09/2007 - Recent weather patterns have again worsened the drought in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

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Heat Advisory in Effect

Posted: 08/09/2007 - Hot and humid weather is normal for the summer months in Mississippi and Alabama, but this summer the extremely muggy conditions have just began to plague the area.

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More Stifling Weather to Come

Posted: 08/07/2007 - A heat advisory is in effect for Mississippi and Alabama, with temperatures expected in the danger zone by the end of the week.

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NWS and LEMA Discuss Recent Storms

Updated: 07/25/2007 - Summer storms tend to spin their own surprises. But two agencies that carefully watch bad weather may have reached a new understanding.

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Lauderdale Certified by NWS

Updated: 07/24/2007 - Lauderdale County has been designated a "Storm Ready Community" by the National Weather Service in Jackson.

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State of Emergency to Remain

Posted: 07/12/2007 - Lauderdale County supervisors plan to renew the county's state of emergency relating to Hurricane Katrina at its meeting on Monday.

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