Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Hurricane victims cleaning up the mess left by Isaac are being warned not to overdo it in this heat. All this week the heat index has been more than 100 degrees. Emergency officials said they're worried about people suffering from heat stroke.
Hurricane Isaac left Homer Jenkins, 62, a big mess at his Hancock County fish camp.
"We had about three feet of water in here and the room in there and the shed out back got all full of mud and mucked up," said Jenkins. When asked about the cleanup, he said "It's been hot and stinky."
The hot weather has emergency officials worried residents who are cleaning up and making storm repairs may be putting themselves in danger of suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian Adam said, "Right now it's very concerning that people are out mucking houses and trying to get their houses cleaned up. With this heat, and it's been hot, we're just concerned that they may start having some heat related issues and not realize it until it's too late. "
Officials said some of the signs of heat exhaustion are heavy sweating, weak pulse, fainting or dizziness, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and headaches.
"Doesn't matter if you're young or old. Everybody has got limits so
you've to got to know them and not overdo it," said Adam. "We don't want
to see someone have a heat stroke or get really ill or even die from
Here are some of the tips to avoiding overheating.
Stay on the lowest floor and out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
Drink plenty of water.
Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes.
Avoid strenuous work during the hottest part of the day.
Work alongside a friend during extreme heat.
Take frequent breaks.
said, "Take a rest. You don't have to do everything at one time
because it's very hard to work in this heat for a long period of time."
Heat rash (prickly heat) occurs when the sweat ducts to the skin become blocked or swell, causing discomfort and itching. Heat cramps occur in muscles after exercise because sweating causes the body to
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