States Struggle with Higher than Average Temperatures
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Many states are still struggling with above-normal triple-digit temperatures. The extreme heat over the past ten days is being blamed for at least thirty-five deaths across the country.
More than 200 record highs were broken in the last several days throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast.
The mercury shot up to 105 in Washington D.C. on Saturday, breaking the previous July 7th record, and one degree shy of an all-time high temp.
Many cities are feeling several degrees hotter with the humidity factored in.
While thousands of West Virginians are still in distress from last week's storms, more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on the heat.
An Indiana father has been charged after his four month-old daughter died inside a hot car.
The heat caused a freight train to derail north of Chicago, killing an elderly couple. They were crushed inside of their car, covered by tons of coal.
An 86-year-old Michigan woman draws comparisons between the current heat wave and the deadly severe heat and drought of the 1930s.
Runners in Philly were seemingly unfazed: one man was even running... barefoot.
"We wait all winter and we say we can't wait for summer. What did you expect? It's hot!" he said.