It may not be officially Summer on the calendar, but we are breaking temperature records here in Alabama.
June starts with the intense heat that ended May. With homeowners, volunteers and workers still cleaning up storm debris, that heat has the potential to turn into a health hazard.
Despite the warm weather, crews are out repairing homes and rebuilding roofs. They say they are trying to start work early so they can avoid the hottest part of the afternoon, drink lots of water, and check on their coworkers to make sure they are not overheating.
Workers say they are constantly reminded to drink more water as they work. While the say it is not the ideal situation, they are committed to helping storm victims.
There's not a lot of difference between 80 and 90 when you've got a chainsaw," says Gorden Thomasen, who is helping with the rebuilding effort. "It does pose a little more problem, people need to drink more.