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As summer temperatures rise, several state and local agencies have been taking action to remind parents that itâ€™s imperative to make sure not to leave their children in cars unattended.
The National Weather Service in Jackson (NWS) has engaged in educational and outreach measures on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. According to NWS-provided statistics, 621 children have died from being left in hot cars since 1998. In 2013, 44 children died in hot cars across the United States, including two in Mississippi. So far, 15 children have died nationwide in 2014, though none have been reported as Mississippi deaths.
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