Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Dangerous Heatwaves Forecasted For the US

Heatwaves Forecasted For the US

The US is forecasted to be hit with extreme heat this week. On Tuesday, temperatures were forecasted as reaching up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) in Sacramento, California; 108 in Las Vegas; and 110 in Phoenix.

Things are predicted to only worsen by Wednesday and Thursday, with the record heat spreading into Colorado where temperatures will soar to the lower and mid-90s, with similar temperatures forecasted for Texas.

Finally, those high temperatures will plow through to the East Coast, where New York City is forecasted to reach 90F degrees and Washington, DC, could reach 93F degrees. Atlanta, Georgia will also be hit with temperatures of 96F degrees.

 More than 11,000 Americans have died from heat-related causes since 1979, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. And last year, extreme heat was the cause of about 120,000 emergency room visits, according to a report from The Guardian, citing the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The report emphasized that even indoor areas, including peoples’ homes, are no longer safe in a world which is getting increasingly hot.

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