You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't welcome a rain shower after weeks of heat and drought in the region.
Local fire departments warn drought conditions are producing grass and brush fire hazards in the metropolitan area.
As the scorching hot weather continues this week, cities in the metro are urging water consumers to space out their watering and not to soak the ground.
The living room of Cheryl Landes' small apartment has the cozy feel of your grandmother’s living room.
No surprise. She’s often watching four grandkids, as well as her own 13-year-old son.
This afternoon, two of them are playing with their hand-held electronic games. They can play alone, or together. They laugh as their small computers make music.
Cheryl’s 90-year-old mother, Billie, lives here too. She quietly sinks into a club chair. She has chronic lung disease, and dementia.
Both Cheryl and her grandson have asthma.
Mayor Sly James went to the Kansas City Emergency Operations Center for a briefing on readiness for the All-Star Game and most immediate interest shifted to the heat wave.