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Braddock Mayor Checking On Residents Without Heat

The mayor of Braddock went going door to door on Wednesday making certain residents with no gas service have some sort of heat.

01/23/2013

Cooling Centers Open Around The Area

More hot weather is moving in and the City of Pittsburgh has opened four cooling centers for seniors.

08/02/2012

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Another Round Of Storms Bring High Winds, Hail, Downpours

Severe weather struck the Pittsburgh area Thursday, knocking out power and bringing down trees.

07/26/2012

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Ozone Aggravates Respiratory Problems

With all the hot weather this summer, 2012 has had 13 ozone action days so far – already more than last year’s nine days, seven in 2010 and six in 2009. Breathing ozone can trigger coughing, a scratchy throat, or worse, it can aggravate asthma and emphysema.

07/17/2012

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New Regulations Raise The Cost Of Keeping Cool

If you need to have coolant added to your air conditioner this summer, brace yourself. You might be in for a shock because the price of staying cool is about to go up.

07/16/2012

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Sweltering Heat Holds Grip Over Pittsburgh Area

In sickness, in health and in scorching temperatures, a bride and groom said their vows on the 50-yard line of Robert Morris University’s Joe Walton Stadium. “My mom and I had a joke that we were praying for no rain, but we forgot to pray for not 100 degree record-breaking heat,” Kirsten Andrade said.

07/06/2012

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Obama Supporters Overcome By Heat At Rally

Hundreds of people went to Oakland to hear President Barack Obama speak; however, some of them couldn’t take the heat. A number of people required medical attention because they either passed out or suffered from other heat-related issues.

07/06/2012

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Medications Need To Stay Cool Too

With the scorching hot temperatures, you might be able to beat the heat, but what about your medications? If you have a chronic condition and you notice your symptoms are worse than usual, think about where your meds have been.

07/06/2012

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Heat Takes Toll On Pittsburgh Area

There’s hot and there’s really hot. Just ask Anton Zupancic and his Folino Asphalt crew. Drop a little water on the tarry surface and it boils in seconds. Think about putting down asphalt over 14-city blocks at high noon and you get the idea.

07/05/2012

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Doctor Warns About Dangers Of High Heat

Mother Nature is continuing to turn up the heat on the Pittsburgh region, which makes it very important to take precautions to stay safe.

07/05/2012

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High Heat, Thunderstorms In Forecast Again

A band of strong thunderstorms moved through the area overnight packing high winds and hail and more could be on the way Thursday.

07/05/2012

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Outdoor Workers Dealing With High Heat & Humidity

The best advice during a heat wave is to stay out of the sun and in the air conditioning. However, for some people that simply isn’t an option especially, with the Fourth of July holiday looming.

06/29/2012

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Firefighters Battle Flames, Heat In Homewood Duplex Blaze

Firefighters were called to the scene of a duplex fire in Homewood, but the high temperatures outside made it even more difficult to fight.

06/29/2012

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Officials Declare Air Quality Action Day For Pittsburgh Area

Temperatures are expected to soar above 90 degrees again today, which has prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to declare a code orange Air Quality Action day for the Pittsburgh area.

06/20/2012

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Doctor: Pace Yourself In Hot Weather

“These are people that are working in the environment, athletes and it doesn’t really take much in this environment to increase your body temperature significantly,” says Dr. Vukmir. “So you’ve got people that actually are working and that group comes in with heat exhaustion, heat cramps.”

06/20/2012

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