heat waves

How Kentuckians can stay safe in 106 heat index 

BY: - July 27, 2023

With Kentucky under a heat advisory for Friday, the National Weather Service advises drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun, among other precautions.  Heat indexes could reach 106 Friday, NWS says, in east-, north- and south-central Kentucky. Thursday night and Friday, temperatures will increase to the low and mid 90s, according to […]


A power disconnection crisis: In 31 states, utilities can shut off electricity in a heat wave

BY: and - July 6, 2023

Millions of Americans have already been sweltering through heat waves this summer, and forecasters warn of hot months ahead. July 3 and 4, 2023, were two of the hottest days, and possibly the hottest, on satellite record globally. For people who struggle to afford air conditioning, the rising need for cooling is a growing crisis. […]