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30/06/2012
Signs of Heat Illness. Confusion

Signs of Heat Illness. Confusion (Photo credit: PNASH)

Millions without power as storms pound U.S. following record-setting heat

Nearly 4 million homes lost power early Saturday across the Midwest as a fierce line of thunderstorms and winds pounded the region after record-setting temperatures.

The storms moved east from Indiana through Ohio and into West Virginia, according to utility companies. Virginia was hit with power outages to more than 1 million homes.

The outages come as tens of millions in the central and eastern United States are battling a sweltering summer.

Temperatures Friday soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit from Kansas to Washington, with scorching conditions expected to continue through the weekend and beyond.

“If you don’t have a good pair of boots, it’ll burn clear through to your feet,” said roofer Zach Bruner in Evansville, Indiana, where he said the 103-degree temperatures were spiking to 130 on the job site.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning through Sunday for eastern Missouri, including St. Louis, where temperatures are expected to soar up to 106 this weekend.

“Heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke are a real threat,” the weather agency said. “This is especially true because of the longevity of this heat wave and the effects of extreme heat are cumulative.”
»CNN

Comments:
And the salt o’ the earth Midwestern Republicans keep repeating their “ain’t no such thing as global warming!” mantra. NO evidence will satisfy terminally-ideological science deniers.
Alec Sevins

Hey, but Al Gore isn’t too worried.
I mean, it’s not like he jets around in a private aircraft, leaves a stretch limousine running while he holds yet another of his hypocritical speeches, and has a mansion which uses more electricity than 20 American families combined.
We may all understand that global warming is a clear and present danger, but even then, the ones who believe it are doing absolutely nothing. So, does this make us better than the ignorant Republicans

icdeadpeople

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