...DANGEROUS HEAT CONTINUES...
.THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL
PRODUCE DANGEROUSLY HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUES THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK, WITH LIMITED COOLING AT NIGHT.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT MONDAY...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 103 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID
90S, AND DEWPOINTS AROUND 70.
* TIMING...THE HOTTEST TIMES WILL BE FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM.
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND
CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
Firefighters work the scene early Thursday after a explosion obliterated the KFC. Employees reported smelling natural gas earlier.
Surveillance video from Eden Drug shows the moment when the KFC restaurant exploded early Thursday morning.
The explosion threw debris a quarter-mile away, damaged nearby businesses and rattled houses as far away as the Virginia state line. No one was injured in the blast that is still under investigation. Employees of the restaurant reportes smelling natural gas earlier in the evening.
KFC officials said in a statement Thursday that the company plans to rebuild in the same location after officials conclude their investigation. The Eden restaurant employs 20 workers, roughly six of whom clocked out two hours before the explosion.
Another video from WGHP-Channel 8 shows patrons of the sweepstakes business beside the KFC reacting to the explosion. Debris can be seen falling from the ceiling of the business at one point as people scramble to leave.