Scorching Temperatures Facilitate First Heat Advisory

It's the dog days of summer in "Sweet Home Alabama" and the heat is on!

Wednesday marked the first issued heat advisory of 2007 and the heat index packed a hard punch topping 110 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday Montgomery made history breaking 2 records and putting a strain on utility companies like Alabama Power.

Jan Ellis with Alabama Power says, "Our customers used a record amount of electricity on Monday of this week so Alabama Power generated more power than ever in the history of our company."

Officials in Prattville are revising schedules for their sanitation workers to keep them out of the dangerous temperatures.

Most of the workers say they can take the heat, but when it gets this hot, they say they're happy to come in at 6am, if it gets them out of the sun.

City leaders in Millbrook, Montgomery and Wetumpka say they are also implementing frequent water breaks, and revised schedules until the weather cools off.