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September 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Record-setting heat continued to bake the region as northern Texas entered its 66th day without rain. Dallas hit 111 degrees--an all-time high for the day and the highest temperature ever recorded in the city in September, the National Weather Service said. The previous record for the month was 109, set in 1980; the highest ever was 113, set in June of the same year.
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September 5, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Record-setting heat continued to bake the region as northern Texas entered its 66th day without rain. Dallas hit 111 degrees--an all-time high for the day and the highest temperature ever recorded in the city in September, the National Weather Service said. The previous record for the month was 109, set in 1980; the highest ever was 113, set in June of the same year.
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July 18, 1998 | Reuters
The Immigration and Naturalization Service said Friday that 30 illegal immigrants have died of exhaustion and dehydration in the last month after crossing the Rio Grande into Texas on foot and falling prey to the oppressive heat. Temperatures in the area recently have routinely hit 110 degrees. Tomas Zuniga of the INS said many of the immigrants were from urban areas and were unaware of the dangers of being stranded in the heat.
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July 19, 2000 | From Reuters
At least 12 people have been killed by a week of temperatures above 100 degrees in Texas and neighboring states, officials said Tuesday. They warned residents to stay inside with the air-conditioning on. Unrelenting sun has prompted the National Weather Service to issue heat advisories for much of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Heat-related deaths were reported in Houston; Dallas; Austin, Texas; and Shreveport, La.
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July 25, 1998 | From Associated Press
Sweltering in 19 straight days of 100-degree heat, Fort Worth was hit with another discomfort Friday when a broken main forced the city's 450,000 residents to cut back on water. City officials ordered all residents to eliminate outdoor water use and cut back on indoor use after a major main broke Thursday. Those who refused to follow orders risked trouble. "If people do not comply, we do have the ability under ordinance to shut off their water," Water Department spokeswoman Mary Gugliuzza said.
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July 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
On the 20th straight day of 100-degree heat, a major water main broke for the second time in Fort Worth, leaving thousands of homes with only a trickle of water. It was the same main that broke two days earlier in the middle of a heat wave blamed for at least 93 deaths in Texas. The heat also is responsible for the loss of $1.5 billion in crops and for more than 6,700 wildfires. Nationwide, the heat has caused 141 deaths.
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July 21, 1998 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Border Patrol agents, who normally block illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., lately have become their rescuers, searching out and reviving scores battered by the unrelenting heat wave in the Southwest. The number of illegal immigrants dead in Texas from heat-related causes reached 43 on Monday. The toll is sure to rise. "Every summer, we're on alert," said Border Patrol spokeswoman Paty Mancha.
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July 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Texans can't even get relief from the heat in the cool of the night. The temperature barely dropped to an overnight low of 82, giving Dallas a record run of 24 consecutive days when it hasn't dropped below 80. And the daytime temperature hit 101 by midafternoon, the 21st consecutive day of highs above 100. That kind of sustained heat, without a true cool-down after the sun sets, can be deadly, said Charles Gaylor, a field agent for the Dallas County medical examiner's office.
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July 19, 2000 | From Reuters
At least 12 people have been killed by a week of temperatures above 100 degrees in Texas and neighboring states, officials said Tuesday. They warned residents to stay inside with the air-conditioning on. Unrelenting sun has prompted the National Weather Service to issue heat advisories for much of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Heat-related deaths were reported in Houston; Dallas; Austin, Texas; and Shreveport, La.
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July 28, 1998 | From Times Staff Reports
Temperatures in north Texas reached triple digits for the 22nd consecutive day, and a top forecaster speculated the heat wave and drought could surpass the scorching summer of 1980 as the hottest ever in Texas. The heat wave is blamed for at least 94 deaths in the state since June 1, $1.5 billion in agricultural damage and more than 6,765 wildfires.
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July 28, 1998 | From Times Staff Reports
Temperatures in north Texas reached triple digits for the 22nd consecutive day, and a top forecaster speculated the heat wave and drought could surpass the scorching summer of 1980 as the hottest ever in Texas. The heat wave is blamed for at least 94 deaths in the state since June 1, $1.5 billion in agricultural damage and more than 6,765 wildfires.
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July 27, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Texans can't even get relief from the heat in the cool of the night. The temperature barely dropped to an overnight low of 82, giving Dallas a record run of 24 consecutive days when it hasn't dropped below 80. And the daytime temperature hit 101 by midafternoon, the 21st consecutive day of highs above 100. That kind of sustained heat, without a true cool-down after the sun sets, can be deadly, said Charles Gaylor, a field agent for the Dallas County medical examiner's office.
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July 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
On the 20th straight day of 100-degree heat, a major water main broke for the second time in Fort Worth, leaving thousands of homes with only a trickle of water. It was the same main that broke two days earlier in the middle of a heat wave blamed for at least 93 deaths in Texas. The heat also is responsible for the loss of $1.5 billion in crops and for more than 6,700 wildfires. Nationwide, the heat has caused 141 deaths.
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July 25, 1998 | From Associated Press
Sweltering in 19 straight days of 100-degree heat, Fort Worth was hit with another discomfort Friday when a broken main forced the city's 450,000 residents to cut back on water. City officials ordered all residents to eliminate outdoor water use and cut back on indoor use after a major main broke Thursday. Those who refused to follow orders risked trouble. "If people do not comply, we do have the ability under ordinance to shut off their water," Water Department spokeswoman Mary Gugliuzza said.
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July 21, 1998 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Border Patrol agents, who normally block illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., lately have become their rescuers, searching out and reviving scores battered by the unrelenting heat wave in the Southwest. The number of illegal immigrants dead in Texas from heat-related causes reached 43 on Monday. The toll is sure to rise. "Every summer, we're on alert," said Border Patrol spokeswoman Paty Mancha.
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July 18, 1998 | Reuters
The Immigration and Naturalization Service said Friday that 30 illegal immigrants have died of exhaustion and dehydration in the last month after crossing the Rio Grande into Texas on foot and falling prey to the oppressive heat. Temperatures in the area recently have routinely hit 110 degrees. Tomas Zuniga of the INS said many of the immigrants were from urban areas and were unaware of the dangers of being stranded in the heat.
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