Weather Service: Severe drought along coastal New England

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 3:11 PM EDT
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BOSTON (AP) -Coastal New England is struggling with severe drought, according to a new report from the National Weather Service. The agency released an updated

drought monitor on Thursday showing severe drought conditions throughout Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts and along the coasts of New Hampshire and southern

Maine. Rainfall totals are several inches below normal for this time of year in many parts of the region. Meanwhile, high temperatures in the area prompted officials to

encourage people to stay hydrated and safe. Boston declared a heat emergency and opened cooling stations to help residents avoid the heat.

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