Some places of the United States are set to experience a dangerous heatwave this weekend, as temperatures are expected to rise above 100 degrees.
In preparation for this weekend, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City are operating cooling centers as they expect “extremely dangerous heat.”
Officials are encouraging people to stay in an air-conditioned place, remain hydrated, check on neighbors who might be especially vulnerable to heat and be careful about strenuous outdoor activities.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said, “We’re very, very concerned about people with physical challenges. We’re concerned about the elderly, we’re concerned about children.”
“It’s very important to hydrate your children two hours before they go to an event,” Newington Parks and Recreation Supt. Bill Demaio said.
The heat is on! Millions will endure a heat wave later this week. Warm overnight lows will provide no relief.
Extreme heat is dangerous. Please visit https://t.co/L4FyvSS6lj for information on how to protect yourself and others.
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) 16 de julio de 2019
This is significant. But stay tuned for July numbers. July is the warmest month of the year globally. If this July turns out to be the warmest July (it has a good shot at it), it will be the warmest month we have measured on Earth!#RecordWarmth #ClimateChange #NotSubtle https://t.co/cuXQLOEz7G
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) 15 de julio de 2019