Heat wave

EMS on alert for heat related illnesses

Medical officials are on alert for heat related illness especially with people working outside for long periods of time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)-They say typically if it’s just one hot day they see less heat trauma but that can change when there is a heat wave over multiple days. Symptoms of heat fatigue can be confusion, slurred speech, profuse sweating, nausea, vomiting, cramping and headaches. To avoid these symptoms it’s wise to stay hydrated and near air conditioning. “We’re looking…

Rising temperatures leads to tough work for repair companies

The extensive heat is leaving people without electricity for hours at a time and mechanical contractors are seeing a rise in calls for air conditioning repairs.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Some neighborhoods are experiencing power outages, leaving them without air conditioning during record breaking heat. Air conditioning, heating and electrical contracting company Robert Gibb and Sons is getting almost 100 calls a day, most dealing with air conditioning. The business says it normally gets half that amount of calls for service. “It’s been real hectic around…

Record-breaking Heat Has People Trying To Stay Cool

A weekend heat wave brings record high temperatures to the region.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — We saw our first triple digit temperature for the year. One weather expert tells us we haven’t seen temperatures like this in North Dakota since the 1930’s. Heat reaching 100 degrees in June has some wondering what the deal is. “Part of it is the middle to upper atmosphere so we’re talking 20, 30, 40,000 feet…