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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A local cotton field shows the impact from the lack of rain. The National Climatic Data Center says extreme drought conditions exist in the area and Gov. Jay Nixon has taken the first step in seeking a federal disaster declaration. If estimated yiels losses exceed 30 percent for particular crops, counties could be eligible for a primary disaster declaration.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Triple-digit temperatures expected through weekend

Residents are urged to take precautions


SIKESTON -- With record or near-record temperatures expected to soar into the triple digits today and into next week, local officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to keep safe and cool.

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., has issued a heat advisory, or a period of hot temperatures, for the region including Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties through 7 p.m. Sunday.

Dangerous levels of heat will occur each day through Thursday, primarily from late morning through late afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

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