Millions Without Power After Storms, and Heat Promises to Sizzle
In the KCK area we’ve already had three deaths that appear heat related according to the KC Star.
Storms pounded the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Friday night, after temperatures hit record highs during the day and were expected to continue through the weekend. Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio were pummeled.
The National Weather Service has reported one death and three injuries in Virginia. Early Saturday morning, reports of heat-related deaths began to come in. The Associated Press says more than 2 million people have lost power. The Washington Post blogged about the damage in the D.C. area Friday night.
The AP says the states were whipped with heavy winds, including a report of speeds of 75 mph in Maryland.
If you are in the heat, please visit this Center for Disease Control advisory to see what you can do to protect yourself from heat related illness.