July 21, 2005--Posted at 5:00 pm CDT
Jonesboro, Ar--A summer heat wave could make conditions unhealthy for those without air conditioning units or those unable to run their unit. Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees in certain parts of Region 8 and heat indexes are expected to be at or above 110 degrees.
With temperatures this hot, the National Weather Service out of
One local program aims to give box fans out to senior citizens. The fans are free and can help keep things a little cooler indoors, while saving big bucks on utility bills. “These fans are completely free, but a lot of people don’t even know they are available,” East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging worker Mary Williams said. If you are interested in getting a free fan you can contact the agency at 1-800-680-6944.