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Weather / Heat / Drought #1028195

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
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(London: Brian Williams) The confirmation that last month and last year were the hottest ever recorded noted; temperatures for several cities cited.

(Astoria, New York: Rehema Ellis) The impact of the extreme heat reviewed; scenes shown of buckled highways, melted asphalt, cracked earth, fires, dead fish; average temperature for July 2012 cited; drought map shown; details given about the danger of wildfires and fish kills caused by high water temperatures. [NOAA’s Jake CROUCH†- says we could be looking at a new normal.] [FARMER – reacts to the drought.] [HOMEOWNER – comments on losing his house to a fire.] The administration’s approval of funding to help those affected by the drought noted.

Williams, Brian;
Ellis, Rehema

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