Voices from Russia

Friday, 29 July 2011

Record Heat Killed More than 60 People in the USA

Record heat in the USA killed at least 64 people, with 15 states reporting heat-related deaths. For the near future, temperatures in mid-America will remain at about 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Local officials urged residents not to venture out without drinking plenty of fluids and to refrain from vigorous sports. In urban areas, special centres with air conditioning opened, where people could take refuge from the heat. In some areas, there were shortages of electricity because of the massive use of air conditioners. In addition, the situation seriously affected US farmers. In Iowa, excessive heat killed 4,000 head of cattle, ITAR-TASS reported.

28 July 2011

Voice of Russia World Service


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