heat

Another Wave of Extreme Heat on the Way to the Area

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Another heat wave is coming. And weather experts are warning people to take the necessary precautions to stay safe — and beat the heat. The scorching heat from the Alabama summer sun — has been intense this month. Central and west Alabama — were under a heat advisory for six consecutive days last week. And…

Biden to ‘Bring Every Resource’ to Manage Busy Storm Season

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Homeland Security Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden says his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear” to deal with natural…

Servicing Cars And Homes for the Heat

As temperatures continue to rise you should be asking if the AC in your car and home, are in shape to keep you cool this summer. Cooling and AC specialists say the calls have been pouring in over the last couple of weeks, but there’s a few things you can do before you have to call in the professionals. With near-record…

FDA OKs First Drug Made to Reduce Excessive Sweating

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause anxiety. Dermira Inc. said Friday its Qbrexza was approved for excessive underarm sweating. The drug is inside a cloth wiped over the skin daily to block sweat glands from activating. Dermira refused to disclose the price. Qbrexza…

Keeping Pets Safe In the Heat

With a heat advisory in effect for much of central and south Alabama, veterinarians and other pet experts are urging the public to keep a watchful eye on their pets. Like humans, pets can also experience heat-related illnesses, like exhaustion and heat stroke. Lea Turbert with the Montgomery Humane Society says to keep pets out of the heat as much…

Technology Aids Alabama’s Poultry Industry

From small to big commercial chicken farms, the poultry industry in Alabama has an annual economic impact of 15 billion dollars. Commercial poultry accounts for over 65% of the annual farming revenues in the state. With summer a day away, and the temperatures heating up, technology has helped the industry improve than in decades past. Chad Grant is the owner…

Greenville Football Team Tries to Keep Cool

The Alabama summer heat makes everyone want to stay inside, but summer athletes who play outdoor sports don’t always have that option. They’ve got to do whatever it takes to stay cool and safe in the heat. Coaches for the Greenville Tigers Football team understand that, and do what they can to keep their players safe. Two hour practice times…