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Jackson County Emergency Services Offering Cold Weather Shelters

Jackson County Emergency Management will provide cold-weather shelters as needed through the week’s cold snap. Jackson County EMA Public Information Officer Derek Woolbright said the cold-weather shelters will be opened on an as-needed basis. Woolbright said needed equipment is kept on standby so that churches and community centers can be used to house people at a moment’s notice. Woolbright said ... Read More »

Shade And Water Keys To Prevent Livestock Heat Stress

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High temperatures in the Upper Cumberland can be cause for concern for livestock. Overton UT Extension Agent Jason Garrett said that the two most important factors for keeping livestock healthy are having plenty of water and plenty of shade. He said heat stress can lead to illness, shock, or sometimes death. “Most beef producers with what it costs of the ... Read More »

Check In For Warning Signs To Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

At least three more days of 95 to 100-degree heat temperatures are forecasted for this week. Cookeville Regional Emergency Physician Dr. Omar Hamada said that he’s already seen cases of heat-related illness in the emergency room. He said that the most common mistake when it comes to heat exhaustion and even heat stroke is that people tend to overestimate their ... Read More »

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Heat Advisories

Hydration and shade are the two keys to keep your furry friends safe during this week’s very hot conditions. Cookeville-Putnam County Animal Shelter Director Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracey said depending on the breed and weight, heat-illnesses can occur in 40 minutes or less. “It’s as dangerous for pets as it is for people quite honestly, so the same thing that can happen ... Read More »

Rising Temperatures Bring Up Concerns With Leaving Animals In Vehicles

With this week’s heat, a reminder about pets in vehicles. Putnam County Animal Shelter Director Jennifer Tracy said that owners leaving pets in cars even for short periods of time can lead to trouble. “It gets dangerously hot very, very quickly, even with the windows cracked, when the weather is this hot,” Tracy said. “If you couldn’t sit in your ... Read More »

Keeping Energy Bills Down As Temperatures Rise

Increasing temperatures lead to a want for more air conditioning, but what effect does this have on your energy bill? Karen Brown with Cookeville Energy Services said the best way to keep your power bill down is to keep your thermostat between 75 and 78 degrees during the day. “Also use ceilings fans to keep your air moving in your ... Read More »

Two Cookeville Parks Set To Get Extra Shade For Residents

Cookeville will add new shade structures to two city parks. Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said the city will add shade to the bleachers through eight structures at the Cane Creek SportsPlex. Three structures will be added at the Park View Skate Park. Woods said these structures would be covered by a soft material, similar to those at the Heart ... Read More »

Keeping Your Dogs Safe In The Summer Heat

During the hot summer months, dogs can be at risk for heat stress or heat stroke. Friends of White County Animals President Sharron Langford said inside dogs have a harder time coping with the heat, but outside dogs used to the temperatures cope better. “I make sure that I have two sources of water in different locations in [case] one ... Read More »