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The National Weather Service Chief calls it a heat wave more intense than all he remember - and nowhere it is so intense as in Texas, where high electricity use power outages Thursday raised and feel saw Dallas his 34th straight day triple-digit temperatures. US aid begins durchzulassenden in Somalia sensor with secret donation to pro-Romney group for schools dispute pits "Users" against "have-nots ' why companies are not more workers conservationist setting: work under way of controversial Mekong River Dam only in New York City: small apartment for $800 / month USDA suspected 2 weeks of producer of spoiled meat ago"

Donnerstagnachmittag, the power grid explained operator in Texas to drop an energy emergency alert level 2, in which companies that see temporary power cuts voice be paid.

It also warned that level 3 - roles do power outages on the State - may require higher Thursday, when residents and businesses more voluntarily use reduces electricity.

Dallas is also well on the way to break the record sales of 42 just days to 100 or higher set, 1980. The weather channel forecast through Aug. 13, which would be day 43, not a day with a high in 102 degree shows.

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"I can't remember every year with the amount and the length of this heat wave" Jack Hayes, Director of the national weather service, msnbc.com said Thursday.

And it's not just Dallas, or even Texas, for that matter. On Thursday, 14 States from Texas to Virginia were under heat alerts. Several dozen deaths have since beginning of July to the heat has been bound.

Although it's hot across much of the South, which is "Bull's-eye" of the heat felt in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, said national weather service Meteorologist Joe Jurecka.

Little Rock, Ark., recording its all-time high of 114 degrees on Wednesday concerned, is an another stuffy 108-degree high on Thursday, said Jurecka.

Additional cooling shelters have almost 4000 people without power after a broken breaker substation in Benton, about 30 km southwest of little rock, caused by a fire in an Entergy to opened.

There is little help expected from the heat wave in the region, even after the sun goes down, said Jurecka.

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"One thing that really have to stand out by the fact that the nightly lows in this outbreak are much higher,", comparing the current hot spell to a similar saying in 1980.

"It does not cool down." "She will be charged in addition over night everything."

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On Tuesday and Wednesday all-time were heat records in 15 cities and towns, especially in the South and Central U.S. national weather service display statistics set. This is the preliminary data based on only half of the weather stations in the United States, so that the number of expected to be higher when all stations are counted.

In July, 49 all-time records were set and tied 29 were, according to preliminary data. This is in the last ten years, well above the average.

Four times as many records this year fell in the year 2002, but includes all weather stations and the most records were broken in relatively cooler and less populated areas in the Northwest and Southwest.

Most of the records who last month were broken in the Northeast, which has seen since cooler temperatures, and in the South, continue to bake that.

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Even before the heat wave, drought Welk has much of Texas and Oklahoma.

Texas State climatologist John Nielson Gammon said that the current drought is now the worst, since the launch of Texas records on precipitation in 1895.

"Never before have so little was recorded rain before and during the primary season for crops, plants and warm season grasses,", he said on Thursday.

July was the single warmest month ever in Texas, with an average temperature of 87.2 degrees, 24-hour strike the previous warmest month of two full degrees, he said.

"Unfortunately, we are in a vicious circle of dry weather, temperatures and lack of thunderstorms, hot" he said.

The drought worsened this week in neighboring Oklahoma, where "exceptional drought" is a week earlier covering up 64.3% of the State of 52.2%.

Forest fires were reported in Oklahoma, while the U.S. Agriculture Department this week of the State of emerging cotton harvest 88 percent arm, to very poorly designed.

Parts of Texas received up to 5 inches rain in recent days, that was ever called some relief in what one-year drought in the Lone Star State.

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Beef farmers in the region have the animal feedlots sold, because no pasture there, meadows, while some farmers have abandoned maize crops because of dry weather.

'This historic drought water resources, leave our State farmers and ranchers in a State of emergency, has overrun', said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd staples. "The damage to our economy is measured in billions of dollars and mount."

As for the coming months, the La Nina weather conditions of the US Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday, helped the State extended to the drought, the impact on the most Texas misery for farmers and ranchers and can happen again this year.

The last La Nina ended about two months ago. Of the tropical Pacific characterized by a cooling weather patterns and it is usually less rain South.

La of Nina's contributed to the worst drought in history of Texas in the 1950s. Almost three-fourths of the State is currently in what the classified US drought monitor as the worst phase of the drought.

The climate prediction Center calls neutral conditions by autumn, but "neutral or La Nina is likely to."

Reuters and the associated press contributed to this report.


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