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Last updated 9:59AM ET
March 6, 2021
Intense Heat Wave Continues
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The records keep falling and there's no end in sight as the intense heat wave maintains its grip across Alabama Monday. Its been seven straight days and counting with triple-digit temperatures.

Record highs were recorded Sunday in Huntsville (101); Muscle Shoals (102); Birmingham (102); Tuscaloosa (105) and Montgomery where it was an unbelievable 106 degrees.

Alabama's health officer, Doctor Donald Williamson, is urging people to take special measures to keep cool, including drinking lots of fluids and staying inside air-conditioned spaces.

Williams said that while afternoon highs of 100 degrees and above can be deadly, hot nights can be just as bad or even worse.

He said an average of two or three people a year die from heat-related causes in Alabama. No deaths or heat-related illnesses have been reported this year.

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