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August 18, 1990 | From United Press International
Thunderstorms rumbled through the Plains and the South on Friday, flooding parts of Texas and triggering downpours in Georgia. Although the thunderstorms brought some relief from recent heat, customers of the Southern Co. set a record for electricity consumption. The company said customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi used 28.3 million kilowatts of electricity Thursday to fight 90 degree-plus weather, topping the previous mark of 27.4 million kilowatts.
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May 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
A spring heat wave sizzled from Texas to New England on Monday, stressing utilities as residents cranked up air conditioners for a second or third day. The afternoon high in New York's Central Park was 91, tying a record from 1936. The American Red Cross handed out about 15,000 bottles of water on Sunday and Monday.
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May 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
A spring heat wave sizzled from Texas to New England on Monday, stressing utilities as residents cranked up air conditioners for a second or third day. The afternoon high in New York's Central Park was 91, tying a record from 1936. The American Red Cross handed out about 15,000 bottles of water on Sunday and Monday.
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July 30, 1999 | From the Washington Post
Much of the eastern half of the nation, from the Deep South to the Northern Plains, sweltered through another day of scorching temperatures Thursday as a heat wave that has killed at least 71 people in 12 states lingered with little relief expected until the weekend. The hot weather hit mid-America the hardest. It has been blamed for 27 deaths since July 19 in Missouri alone; Illinois has reported 19 fatalities, 11 in Chicago.
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July 30, 1999 | From the Washington Post
Much of the eastern half of the nation, from the Deep South to the Northern Plains, sweltered through another day of scorching temperatures Thursday as a heat wave that has killed at least 71 people in 12 states lingered with little relief expected until the weekend. The hot weather hit mid-America the hardest. It has been blamed for 27 deaths since July 19 in Missouri alone; Illinois has reported 19 fatalities, 11 in Chicago.
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July 12, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been so hot and rainless here this summer that even the Okefenokee Swamp seems to be drying up. At 396,000 acres--most of it in Georgia--the swamp remains one of America's premier freshwater wetlands, but this year's absence of rainfall has taken a toll. Water levels have dropped so much that officials at the Okefenokee Swamp Park say they have had to shorten boat tours from 10 miles to two miles. Rental canoes sit on the dock, unrented in the blazing sun.
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August 18, 1990 | From United Press International
Thunderstorms rumbled through the Plains and the South on Friday, flooding parts of Texas and triggering downpours in Georgia. Although the thunderstorms brought some relief from recent heat, customers of the Southern Co. set a record for electricity consumption. The company said customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi used 28.3 million kilowatts of electricity Thursday to fight 90 degree-plus weather, topping the previous mark of 27.4 million kilowatts.
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July 12, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been so hot and rainless here this summer that even the Okefenokee Swamp seems to be drying up. At 396,000 acres--most of it in Georgia--the swamp remains one of America's premier freshwater wetlands, but this year's absence of rainfall has taken a toll. Water levels have dropped so much that officials at the Okefenokee Swamp Park say they have had to shorten boat tours from 10 miles to two miles. Rental canoes sit on the dock, unrented in the blazing sun.
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