• IID issues Conserve Alert Friday-Monday

    Imperial Irrigation District is issuing a Conserve Alert Friday, July 9, to Monday, July 12 in response to the weekends expected heat wave. Temperatures are expected to be between 106 and 121 over the three days. “By issuing our Conserve Alerts, we ask our customers to do what they can to help the local electric […]

  • Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever

    The hottest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was measured on Thursday at a remote station on the continent’s Northern tip, scientists said. The temperature was nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) at Argentina’s Esperanza research station, scientists from the country’s meteorological agency said. That surpassed the previous record of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 Celsius) set on March […]

  • Record-Breaking Temps Recorded in Palm Springs, Thermal

    A summer-like sizzle pushed temperatures into record- breaking territory Wednesday in the Coachella Valley. According to the National Weather Service, in Palm Springs, the mercury topped out at 103 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 102 degrees set on this date in 1996. Similarly, in nearby Thermal, the high reached 104, breaking the previous record […]

  • Mom Pleads Guilty in Deaths of 2 Toddlers Left in Hot Car for Hours

    A 20-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died after they were left for hours inside a hot vehicle has pleaded guilty. Amanda Kristene Hawkins pleaded guilty Monday in Kerrville to two counts each of child abandonment, child endangerment and injury to a child in the June 2017 deaths of her two daughters, according to the […]

  • Outage Takes Out Power For About 1,000 Coachella IID Customers

    Nearly 1,000 Imperial Irrigation District customers lost power in Coachella Monday afternoon, just as a blistering heat wave struck the region and sent the mercury soaring well into the triple digits. The outage affecting 972 customers occurred just after 2 p.m. in an area northwest of Ninth Street, east of Frederick Street and west of […]

  • Texas Officer Sits in Hot Car for 45 Minutes to Teach a Lesson

    A North Texas police officer took on the Texas heat to show others just how dangerous it can be. Hickory Creek Police Officer Lane sat in a hot car for 45 minutes as an example of how quickly temperatures inside a vehicle can turn deadly, KRLD reported. A fellow officer documented the experience on Facebook Live. […]

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