Temperatures in the triple digits are expected this week.
Health officials announced Monday afternoon that heat likely contributed to the death of a Bartlett man who died while mowing his lawn.More >> The mother of a man who died of heat-related causes recalled how her son was helping a neighbor when he died.More >> Two heat-related deaths were reported over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Shelby County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Tuesday. The victims were both men, ages 57 and 56.More >> For the second time in a week, the heat contributed to the death of an elderly Memphis man Wednesday.More >> According to Dr. Karen E. Chancellor, Shelby County's Chief Medical Examiner, a 70-year-old African-American male was found dead in his North Memphis home Monday evening, after having been seen alive earlier in the day.More >> Officials say a 47-year-old woman was found deceased in her home in North Memphis on June 2, 2010. The woman was last known to be alive on May 29, and investigators believe her death was heat related.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >> A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning.More >> (WMC-TV) - A second round of winter weather moving into the Mid-South caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County. The icy conditions caused multiple accidents overnight on I-385More >> A second round of winter weather moving into the Mid-South caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County.More >> (WMC - TV) - On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub. "Today is his birthday, he got killed on his birthday," said Linda Vaughn about herMore >> On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub.More >> (WMC-TV) - Shelby County remains in a state of emergency Saturday evening. Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come. They say whenMore >> Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come.
They say when storms come in waves, the second round can be much worse because of what is already on the ground.
(WMC-TV) - Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning. Public works crews laid sand and salt on bridges and overpasses all day Friday,More >> Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South.
Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat.More >> Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.More >> Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasonsMore >> Emergency Information
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. Under normal conditions, the body's internal thermostat produces perspiration that evaporates and cools the body. However,More >> To prepare for extreme heat, you should: Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary. Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation. Install temporary window reflectors (forMore >> To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important.More >> Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. The following table lists these illnesses, their symptoms, and the first aid treatment. ConditionSymptomsFirst Aid SunburnSkin rednessMore >> The best defense is prevention.More >>