Impact Of Heat On The Country

Published 06/03 2014 11:14AM

Updated 06/03 2014 11:20AM

Heat is the main weather story this week with highs projected to be in the 90’s throughout the week, triple digits are not out of the question. Muggy too! Heat is not something to take lightly and is actually the number one weather related hazard in the country. At times Texas has topped the list for number of heat related deaths in the country. Keep in mind though, temperature is not the only factor, population, air conditioning, and the heat island effect also plays a role. Like lightning, heat statistics shows more of an effect on men than women. Make sure to stay plenty hydrated and limit your time outdoors. Enjoy the summer like weather!

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