Heat wave hits US, coast to coast bracing for more extreme weather CaliforniaTornadoes have hit the Midwest and East, and more rain is expected as historic flooding continues.
resident of VermontThose still suffering from the onslaught of dangerous weather in recent days are preparing for another severe storm in the region beginning Thursday night.
The state’s historic floods have damaged thousands of homes, businesses and roads, leaving some residents stranded. One death was confirmed by the state health department, a 63-year-old man drowning in his home. Over 200 people were rescued and over 100 were evacuated as a result of the extreme storm.
A heat wave that has devoured the United States has spread to California, with more than a third of the nation receiving heat advisories, warnings, and warnings. The National Weather Service has urged many residents to prepare for the hottest weather of the year as sweltering conditions are expected to intensify in south central California Friday through the weekend.
High temperatures in inland desert areas are projected to exceed 120°F (48.8°C) during the day and stay above 80°F (26.6°C) at night, with little mitigation. Elsewhere, especially in desert areas, authorities were preparing to repurpose public libraries, senior centers and police station lobbies as cooling centers.
In Death Valley, visitors who dare to venture into the hottest and driest place on earth will turn to thermometers this weekend to see if California’s national parks will set new temperature records there. will pay attention. National Park Service.
As floodwaters receded in Vermont, dams held up and more roads reopened on Thursday. However, strong thunderstorms are expected to move into parts of the state by Thursday night, bringing hail, flash floods and even tornadoes.
Transportation officials had moved equipment to areas believed to be more prone to flooding to prepare for storms as they continued to assess damage, including on railroad tracks. Amtrak and other rail services have been suspended.
“We’re more concerned about Sunday because the weather could be more widespread and more intense, but the magnitude observed earlier in the week is more concerning,” said Seth Kutikov, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. not as much,” he said.
Other northeastern states were also affected by the storm, with Connecticut officials warning boaters and others of dangerous debris in the Connecticut River. new hampshiresome roads, towns and campgrounds are flooded.
Robert Buxton, the state’s director of Homeland Security and Administration, said: “We want residents and visitors, especially campers staying in riverside and low-lying campgrounds, to know what to do if evacuation is necessary. I strongly recommend it,” he said. agency.
1 death new york A woman found dead after being swept away at Fort Montgomery, a small Hudson River community about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of New York City, was blamed for the storm.
At least eight people were rescued after heavy rain flooded central Mississippi, flooding homes and businesses across roads. Louisville Mayor Will Hill declared a state of emergency on Thursday, calling the situation not typical of a flash flood and urging the public not to drive during a storm. On Thursday night, he said the floods were receding, but “what we had was not just a once-in-a-century flood, it was a once-in-a-millennium flood.”
This week’s extreme weather trends aren’t limited to the Northeast. The National Weather Service has announced tornado monitoring for parts of Colorado and Kansas, Severe thunderstorm monitoring Parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The agency also warned of severe thunderstorms in the Oklahoma area. There is a risk of very large hail and wind damage.
Phoenix hit 110 degrees (43 degrees Celsius) for the 14th straight day on Thursday and is on track to set a new record next week. The longest period of temperatures above 110 degrees Celsius in the city was 18 days, recorded in 1974.
The overnight low at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday morning was 95°F (35°C). That means it may not be cold enough for people to recover after dark.
Prolonged heatwaves are extremely dangerous, especially for the elderly, homeless residents and other vulnerable populations, forecasters said. The heat could continue into next week as the high pressure dome moves west from Texas.
In California, as the State Fair prepares to open in Sacramento on Friday, organizers have been forced to cancel a planned horse racing event over concerns about animal safety.
Florida has had record temperatures this week, and the National Weather Service has issued a warning for the southern part of the state through late Thursday.
An onslaught of extreme weather events is highlighting the dire effects of the climate crisis, which is raging with little meaningful intervention from lawmakers, reports say. advocate. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its latest report. Monthly World Climate Report June of this year was the hottest month in the world on record, both on land and at sea.
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