Whether the global warming is real or if it’s just a fuss created as a result of the protests and talks generated by the activists, is another talk of the day. However, the current issue is the incremental heat wave which has taken New York under its influence. The heat wave is not just common to the New Yorkers but it has also made sure to cover the other states under its influence as well. The situation in the New York has turned so grave that the City Council has decided to declare a heat emergency in order to save the body politic from its harmful effects.
According to the Daily Mail around two third of the nation is already under the brunt of the heat wave and Washington DC is going to get as hot as 100-degree heat. For Saturday, the heat index is forecasted to be 111F and that is a pretty. The National Mall in the Washington DC was quite left out as people decided to stay in the shelter in a bid to avoid the heat. Children were also seen running in open sprinklers to defy the heat.
Amidst the heat, power outages can also happen because of the increase load of the domestic consumers. The air conditioners are a must to avoid such a heat wave. One such incident was reported in Detroit as DTE Energy faced an outage which effected some 80,000 customers.
In order to avoid any potential fatalities, the NYC decided to declare local emergency. Definitely, heatwave can turn into a threat to the locals who might not be well prepared to fight off the effects of a heat stroke. According to the reports, the heatwave this weekend would blanket areas from the Plains to the East Coast. The heatwave would be further aggravated with added humidity in the air. At spots, the heat index can exceed 110 degrees.
What residents should do to avoid heat?
Every sane measure should be taken to protect against heat, especially children should not be exposed unnecessarily to the heat. Further, people should remain hydrated and must wear proper cloths with their head covered. Excessive sweating and lack of water is the last thing which anyone would want in such a hot weather.