Topic: Hot Weather
Heat is hard on the heart; take precautions and stay healthy
Nashville, TN – The calendar says it’s still spring, but the extreme temperatures we’re about to feel this week have moved this item to the top of the weekend agenda: preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health.
Here’s what the American Heart Association wants you to know, so you can beat the heat: «Read the rest of this article»
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced an executive order in response to drought conditions and extreme heat impacting Tennessee farmers that allows haulers of hay to carry larger loads as long as they observe other safety requirements.
The order allows for an increase in gross vehicle weight to 95,000 pounds, not exceeding 20,000 pounds per axle load, for semi-truck/trailers. The order also increases the height of trailer loads to 13 feet, 6 inches and the width to a maximum of 14 feet during daylight hours. The increase in width allows haulers to transport standard six- to seven-foot round hay bales side by side, increasing the capacity being hauled per truck without a permit. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Despite Wilting Weather, some Great Produce still “Hot” at Local Markets
Nashville, TN – It’s been hot, lately. Have you noticed? Tennessee’s crops have noticed, too, hit with a deadly combination of record heat and drought conditions. In such widespread and long lasting situations, many summer fruits and vegetables stop growing and stop producing blossoms or fruits, even if the plant survives.
After an early and auspicious start, Tennessee’s sweet corn has all vanished at local farm markets. Other crops anticipated for later in the season, like melons, may never make much of an appearance at all. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces that the burn ban issued by the City of Clarksville is lifted.
“A couple of weeks ago, there really was no choice. The weather was so hot and dry that almost any spark was dangerous. Fortunately, as you all know, the weather has been cooperating over the past couple of days and we can now lift the burn ban,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»
Maintaining Adequate Water Supply is an Issue of Both Supply and Demand
Nashville, TN – As hot, dry conditions continue across the state, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is asking communities to be mindful of their water-usage practices and to adhere to any voluntary or mandatory water conservation requests made by local utility districts.
Private water well users also are encouraged to conserve water and have a plan of action in place as drought conditions persist. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Parks and Recreation adjusts Clarksville Downtown Market’s hours this Saturday due to Heat
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation department will once again adjust the times of the market for this Saturday, July 7th, 2012 from 8:00am to 1:00pm to 7:00am to 11:00am, because of the heat.
For more information, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 931.645.7476 or visit www.clarksvilledowntownmarket.com .
Clarksville Gas and Water Department lifts Mandatory Water Restrictions for all Customers, Voluntary Restrictions now in Place
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is happy to announce that all mandatory water restrictions have been lifted for all customers.
All Clarksville Gas and Water customers are now under voluntary water usage restrictions. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing the lifting of mandatory water restrictions placed on commercial customers.
“Although we currently have a little break from the extreme heat, we are still seeing an increase in water usage due to the very dry weather conditions. We are making every attempt to lift the water usage restrictions in place as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is the first step in that process,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – While there are health challenges in every season, the summer months are loaded with potential risks and hazards that help fill up emergency rooms and generate unnecessary misery.
Most injuries and illnesses occurring from July through September can be avoided with a liberal application of prevention. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – The State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture has issued clarification on outdoor grill use while the current burn ban is in place.
Charcoal and wood fired outdoor grill use remains banned, while natural and propane gas grills are permitted.
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