Excessive heat warning issued for Fulton, Callaway

Jake Mosley, an employee of the Fulton Electric Department, Thursday measures the depth of a trench along St. Louis Avenue just west of Bluff Street where city overhead electric lines will be placed four feet underground. Operating the backhoe is Patrick Craighead of the Fulton Electric Department. Because of excessive heat, they are going to work at 6 a.m. and getting off at 2:30 p.m.

Jake Mosley, an employee of the Fulton Electric Department, Thursday measures the depth of a trench along St. Louis Avenue just west of Bluff Street where city overhead electric lines will be placed four feet underground. Operating the backhoe is Patrick Craighead of the Fulton Electric Department. Because of excessive heat, they are going to work at 6 a.m. and getting off at 2:30 p.m. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Callaway County residents are adapting to the recent heat wave when temperatures have climbed to near or above the century mark for many days during July.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for all of Callaway County until 7 tonight. The warning was caused by a dangerous combination of heat and humidity. The heat index was reported Thursday as between 105 and 110 degrees and is expected to rise back up to 105 this afternoon.

Fulton City Engineer Greg Hayes said the heat has been a problem for city work crews working outside during July.

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