Heat waves

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. Defense attorneys said Sunday, August 25, 2019 that arrests are expected shortly in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died after the complex lost power and was engulfed by sweltering heat during a powerful 2017 hurricane. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
August 25, 2019 - 3:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys say arrests are expected in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died amid sweltering heat after air conditioning power was lost after a 2017 hurricane. Attorney Lawrence Hashish told The Associated Press on Sunday that his client is...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 25, 2019, a bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 9:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists say July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 20th century average for the month. The...
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Kai Frazier and Chance Seawright, brothers visiting from Aiken, South Carolina, cool off while playing in the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
August 13, 2019 - 7:27 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the South — from Texas to parts of South Carolina — will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius), forecasters said. The most intense heat Tuesday was expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in...
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August 12, 2019 - 11:04 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of scorching heat across a wide stretch of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index will feel as high as 117 degrees (47 Celsius) in some spots. Parts of 13 states on Monday will be under heat advisories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in...
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In this undated photo taken by her son, Marie Corine Bastide lays in her hospital bed at the University Hospital of Liege in Liege, Belgium. Bastide, who was involved in a car accident on the night of July 23, 2019, during one of Belgium's record breaking heat waves, survived for six days in her wrecked car in a ditch before being rescued. (Hadrien Riga via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 4:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian woman who spent six days trapped in her overturned car during one of the country's hottest periods on record says thoughts of her children helped her to focus on staying alive. Corine Bastide ran off the road into woods last week near the southeast city of Liege. It was...
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Clouds in the sky above the ground during the second day of the test match between England and Ireland at Lord's cricket ground in London, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Weather forecasters predict the UK could encounter the hottest July day on record later Thursday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 26, 2019 - 3:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July temperatures gave way to thunderstorms. Network Rail, which oversees the majority of Britain's railway network, is advising commuters...
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Storks stand in their nest as the sun rises in Lebus, eastern Germany,Friday, July 26, 2019. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 2:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium suffered a first death as a direct result of the record-breaking heat wave when a woman was found dead near her caravan close to the beach. The 66-year-old woman was found by a neighbor late Thursday afternoon after she had apparently been basking in the blazing sun. The...
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People cool off next to the fountains at Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Temperatures in Paris are forecast to reach 41 degrees C (86 F), on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
July 25, 2019 - 3:24 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Officials in Belgium say the nation has seen temperatures rise past the 40 C mark for the first time since records were kept in 1833. The Belgian meteorological institute said on Thursday that the...
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People cool down in the fountains as temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, at Toldbod Plads in Aalborg, Denmark, Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. And the mercury is...
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The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a heat index well over 100. Much of the nation is also dealing with high heat. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
July 21, 2019 - 2:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods. The National Weather Service says the "oppressive and...
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