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Emergency Management Directors Looking For Public's Help

Last updated on Thursday, June 28, 2012

(UNDATED) - The record setting heat that is coming to the area, gives cause for concern to Lawrence and Greene County Emergency Management.

Greene County Director Roger Axe says temperatures could break records set in the 1930s.

Lawrence County Director Valerie Luchauer is worried the heat could put less fortunate citizens at risk, especially the elderly and those that don't have air conditioning.

Both Axe and Luchauer is asking the community churches, groups, fire departments and businesses to step up and help by providing a place for people to go during the extreme heat.

If anyone is willing to help by opening their doors to those less fortunate they can contact Axe or Luchauer so they can notify the public.

Those willing to help can contact Greene County Emergency Management by calling 812 384-4127 and Lawrence County by calling 277-9680 or Luchauer's cell phone at 583-0157.

The Red Cross says if the situation calls, they are ready to open shelters in Greene County.

Axe says those with health problems need to curtail their outside activities. Residents need to drink plenty of water and stay away from coffee, tea and soft drinks, as well as alcohol.

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