Scorching Heat Continues

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 8:48am

Deadly heat wave continues to grip much of the nation.

A powerful heatwave continues to grip the nation.

The extreme heat is causing more death, more danger, and more drought.

The brutal heat has the city of Memphis on alert.

"We want to remind everybody, do not take these temperatures lightly," Mayor A.C. Wharton warned Thursday.

Memphis police are investigating another possible heat related death after a 65-year-old sanitation worker was found dead.

His apartment had no air conditioning.

In Atlanta, two 17-month-old twin girls are recovering after police said they were locked in their mother's car for over an hour.

Their mother has been charged with child cruelty and reckless conduct.

In Texas temperatures are so hot that railroad tracks are bending.

Weeks and weeks of 100 degree temperatures have caused steel rails to buckle.

As the blistering Texas heat continues, so does the devastating drought.

Lakes are shriveling up, and even turning red due to algae blooms.

Shrinking water supplies have forced restrictions and sacrifice in many communities.

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