The hot wave, covering large stretches of the Midwest and the Northeast, has killed at least three people, forcing the evacuation of about 250 residents from a retirement home and causing the cancellation of major public events.
Other severe weather conditions Upper Middle West meanwhile left more than 200,000 households and businesses in Michigan without power on Saturday morning. Strong winds and storms in the country killed power lines on Friday, and the crews of utilities tried to repair breaks as quickly as possible. Extreme heat. Earlier this month, a man from Baltimore City and a woman from Anne Arundel dies.
"I once again urge Marylanders to pay attention to the impact this severe time has on their health and well-being," Larry Hogan said. tweet Friday.
In addition to the west, in Arkansas, the heat took away the lives of former New York Jazz striker and super winner Mitch Petrus at the age of 32. in his family's shop, officials said in Arkansas.
The high temperature in Little Rock on Thursday was 92 degrees, with a heat index of 103 degrees. Polaski County Coroner Heronne Hobbes told NBC News that the former NFL athlete was drinking water "but there are not enough electrolytes".
In Arizona, an air conditioning technician identified by NBC KPNX as Steven Bell died on Thursday while working in Avondale's Ceiling Coupe.
It is unclear whether death is associated with heat. According to KPNX, Bell was found with his hand "in the wires under the impact engine" next to a water tray in it. Temperatures in the area are over 100 degrees Thursday, KPNX reported.
The heat wave extends from southwest Kansas and parts of Oklahoma to Carolina and even in southern Maine, where Bangor is expected to reach a height of 94 degrees on Saturday. 19659002] More than 126 million were subjected to excessive heat warnings and another 31 million were under warning warnings early Saturday, according to the National Meteorological Service.
Before the fever breaks, the extreme heat will put the power grids across the country. The utilities have thousands of workers in place to quickly react to any interruptions during the terrible time of the weekend.
In New York, the utility company Con Edison said there are more than 4,000 workers on standby. Edison has mobilized more than 750 workers for quick answers. The engineering company that serves Chicago also said it was ready to send cooling buses and offer free water and charging stations if there were long interruptions. It is expected to reach 115 degrees in Chicago, Illinois on July 19, 2019. Scott Olson / Getty Images
DTE Energy, a Detroit-based power company, said on Saturday morning that it is working to restore power to about 72,000 customers who lost power during a strong thunderstorm on Friday night. A total of 96,000 customers were affected by the storm, the company said in a release on its website.
Another consumer company, Consumer Consumers Energy, said on Saturday that more than 155,000 customers are out of power due to the storm. The company has urged customers to "look for alternative ways to stay cool" while working to restore power.
"Our crews are working around the clock to restore service to our customers, but it will be an effort to recover many days," Consumer Power wrote .
Michigan's twin-eyed police have called on residents to stay safe while the temperature is expected to rise on Saturday.
"It will be another hot day for smoking and probably more heavy storms, and consult with local authorities about the cooling centers near you," the ministry said on Saturday morning.
Above Philadelphia, about 250 residents in a retirement home were evacuated on Friday after the facility lost power, according to NBC Philadelphia. temporary shelters in West Philadelphia.
Fire officials said it could be two days before being allowed to return home, NBC Philadelphia said.
In an attempt to limit stress on power, the mayor of New York has ordered the government buildings and private office buildings to maintain thermostats at 78 degrees, a limitation that lasts until Sunday until midnight.
"The air conditioner saves lives, and they must not be in full swing to be effective," said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
. on Saturday to reach the Humidity Factor, and it will feel hotter than 100 degrees, meteorologist Casey Sullivan, the meteorologist at the Chicago office, said, "Moisture is worse," Sullivan said. Island, in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, July 19, 2019. Excessive heat warning Frank Franklin II / AP
Workers with my block, hood, town supplied fans, heating devices and water cases to help people deal with excessive heat, announced from NBC Chicago.My uncle really needs that – he's on an oxygen tank, "said Tommy Hopkins, who was among those who were assisted by the group." It's really hard, and now it's 100-degree time, "she said.
The organization has received more than 50 requests for water and fans a day, mostly from homes with older people.
On a Saturday night or Sunday, a cold front will move and lead to temperatures in the mid-1980s in the Chicago area.
Relief can not come soon to some New Yorkers. In New York, the problem of network communication slowed many metro lines on Friday, exacerbating the hot conditions
"This kind of thermal wave collapse is NOT appropriate," Mayor Bill de Blazio wrote .
Passengers were left to wait on crowded and hot platforms, after about an hour and a half, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the system was back and running, NBC New York reports. "It's absurd," he burned one of the station's passengers. – It's 100 degrees here. It's hot and hot at the station. "
An MTA employee told the station that it does not seem that time has anything to do with the interruption.
Temperatures in the country's largest city are expected to climb. The forecast called for 100 degrees high on Saturday and 97 on Sunday before things cool down, and humidity will feel hotter. The City Triathlon and the Conny Island Sabbath Music Festival were withdrawn because of the heat.
Boston will not get any relief or by the end of the weekend. Sheryl Quinn, owner of the Twist & Shake Ice Cream Shop on Revere Beach, north of Boston, said her store was packed with additional staff, but she did not expect rushing until the sun went down and things cool. 19659002] Rescue teams in South Haven, Michigan, have saved two people from the water, one of whom was captured on Friday . ] People enjoy Coney Island beach in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, July 19, 2019. Heavy Wave Heat Expectations Frank Franklin II / AP
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where temperatures reached 95 degrees on Friday, the heat caused trails on Interstate 229 highway overpass to pull, reported the NBC KDLT The heat creates some problems for Sioux Falls drivers today The southern alleys of I-229 curve under the overpass of West Avenue
An engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation writes that "The Great Heat, Humidity and Moisture created ideal conditions for breaking the sidewalk "and published a picture of the distorted highway.
The state highway patrol said on Friday night that the road had been repaired and opened