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Excessive Heat Warnings Issued for 50 Million Americans

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Excessive Heat Warnings Issued for 50 Million Americans

Excessive Heat Warnings Issued for 50 Million Americans

Excessive Heat Warnings Issued , for 50 Million Americans.

NPR reports that on June 11, over 25 cities in the Southwestern United States set heat records or tied them.

Experts say 53 million Americans are estimated to be under excessive heat warnings.

The hottest area of the country recorded over the weekend was California's Death Valley, reaching temperatures of 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Phoenix, Arizona and Palm Springs tied previous record temperatures of 114 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the National Weather Service, areas under excessive heat warnings could experience temperatures 10-20 degrees higher than average.

Over the next days, experts say to take necessary precautions to protect yourself from heat exposure.

If you live in a home without air conditioning, try to spend time at public places that have one, such as your local library.

If you live in a home without air conditioning, try to spend time at public places that have one, such as your local library.

If temperatures in your home exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, don't blow air towards you with a fan.

Instead, use it as an exhaust to expel the air from the room.

When traveling or running errands with young children and pets, don't leave them in the car under any circumstance.

When traveling or running errands with young children and pets, don't leave them in the car under any circumstance


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Extreme Heat Continues , As Western US Hits , Record-Breaking Temperatures. On September 6, the brutal heat wave over the United States smashed records. . 'The Guardian' reports that the extreme temperatures left California teetering on the edge of ordering rolling blackouts. States in the Western U.S. are struggling through one of the hottest and longest September heat waves on record. Last week, temperatures began soaring, and the National Weather Service (NWS) warned that the heat wave could continue through September 9. In California's state capital of Sacramento, temperatures hit an all-time high, reaching 116 degrees Fahrenheit on September 6. . The previous record high for that day was 96 degrees Fahrenheit and was set in 1944. In Salt Lake City, temperatures lingered about 20 degrees higher than normal, reaching as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest day in September since 1874. Despite warnings, California's electric grid managed to handle record-breaking demand of 56,061 megawatts. . Heat-related outages were reported in the San Francisco Bay area and in Silicon Valley with no word on when power would be restored. . Meanwhile, the heat wave has fueled deadly wildfires in both Northern and Southern California that have already claimed at least four lives

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Major US Flooding Prompts , Evacuations and Rescues. 'Newsweek' reports that several cities in the United States faced a wave of major flooding this week, prompting evacuation orders and rescue operations. Mississippi, Arizona, Dallas and Las Vegas all reported heavy rainfall and flash flooding incidents. The news comes just weeks after deadly floods in Kentucky caused widespread destruction. The news comes just weeks after deadly floods in Kentucky caused widespread destruction. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, three to six inches of rainfall were expected in areas already inundated with water. Flash flooding ONGOING in Canton this morning - in the same areas that were inundated with water a few weeks ago. Some areas are approaching 8-12" of rain today, Patrick Ellis, WLBT Mississippi meteorologist, via Twitter. On August 24, Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey shared photos of rescue efforts following extensive flooding in the area. I am so proud of the men and women of the Rankin County Sheriff's Office. During disasters like todays flooding, all sheriffs department employees come together as a team and do whatever has to be done to help the people, Bryan Bailey, Rankin County Sheriff, via Twitter. All residents of Peach Tree Village have been rescued and evacuated by the sheriffs office and first responders. , Bryan Bailey, Rankin County Sheriff, via Twitter. According to 'Newsweek,' similar flooding was reported in Dallas and Las Vegas following heavy downpours. In Duncan, Arizona, a "mass evacuation" was declared due to widespread flooding risks.

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