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Southwest / Heat Wave / Health Problems #625968

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 03, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Continuing heat wave across Southwest reported; heat-related problems reported; shipments of hay for Oklahoma ranchers reported. [Fort Worth, Texas, Water Department Mike WILLIAMS - says one water line broke at a very bad time.] [School principal Elizabeth KIRBY - says it is not safe for the kids to go outside.] [Bryan County extension director Clay JONES - predicts cattle sell-offs.] [ER doctor Mark SCHAFENBURG - describes side-effects of some heart drugs.]

(Washington: Robert Hager) Dangers of heat waves described. [Government meteorologist Rodney BECKER - says heat waves are silent killers; says severe temperatures kill more people than other weather problems.] [CDC Michael McGHEEHIN - says heat waves are natural hazards; explains why heat waves get little media attention; says air-conditioning saves lives.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
Hager, Robert

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