Alabama State Health Officials announced today that the agency will start tracking heat related illnesses and deaths.
The effort will involve a day by day look at how heat affects Alabama residents.
Last year the state saw eight reported heat related deaths.
So far this year there has been five deaths in the state of Alabama because of heat.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.