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Most parts of USA endure alarming high temperatures

Washington: Most parts of the US continued to face alarming high temperatures on Sunday while the Northeast and mid-South regions were predicted to be 100 degrees or higher.
The National Weather Service warned: “From the southern Plains into the East, it will feel extremely oppressive, especially in the major metro areas of Washington D.C. to New York City and Boston.”
New York City medical examiner’s office said that one person died due to heat exposure on Saturday.
According to CNN, the extreme conditions — which experts note are becoming more common around the globe due to climate change — have led local officials to issue heat emergencies to allow for resources to aid in confronting the heat millions have been enduring.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “We need everyone to be on alert this weekend, keeping an eye out for any signs of heat-related illness and looking after one another.”
The Weather Prediction Center said: “Over 85 million Americans are under Excessive Heat Warnings & Heat Advisories Sunday; Sultry Sunday from the Northeast to the Southern Plains; increasingly hot conditions in the Pacific Northwest into next week.
“Widespread high temperature records are forecast to be tied or broken from the Mid-Atlantic up into New England (Sunday) with many places expected to hit the upper 90s and heat indices to eclipse 100 degrees.”
Philadelphia has been predicted to have temperature as high as 99 degrees on Sunday.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said: “Very hot weather can make people sick, even healthy adults. During this heat wave, please be sure to check on neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly.” (UNI)

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