On new animated maps from NASA it shows how the weather has spread by triple digits and 150 million people have been warned in July.
Temperatures regularly topped 90 and 100 degrees, with Newark experiencing a record five consecutive days of triple-digit heatwaves for the first time in history, and states including Texas as well as Oklahoma we see spikes up to 115 degrees. The people of Utah exhausted themselves during a 16-day streak of temperatures above 100 degrees.
Data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that extreme heat is the nation’s deadliest weather event, killing more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods.
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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that a heat wave is the nation’s deadliest weather event, killing more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes or floods. The image above shows the maximum daily surface air temperature over most of the Western Hemisphere in July 2022.
The NASA map pictured above shows daily high temperatures in the US on July 31, 2022. At the end of July, the heat persisted in the Great Plains and the southeast, and it increased in the west and northeast.
An average of 702 people die every year in the United States from heat-related causes, with an additional 67,500 going to the emergency room and 9,200 hospitalized, according to the agency.
Meanwhile, heat-related deaths are on the rise across the country as agencies struggle to accurately catalog how many people died during the July heat wave.
In Tarrant County, Texas, which is experiencing its second hottest July on record, at least 12 people have died, with 10 of them found in buildings that either did not have air conditioning, or the air conditioning was off or not working.
At least 14 deaths in Oregon have been linked to the heat wave, and several heat-related deaths have been reported in New York, New Jersey and other states.
At least 14 deaths in Oregon have been linked to the heat wave, and several heat-related deaths have been reported in New York, New Jersey and other states. Pictured above, a homeless man with symptoms of heat exhaustion becomes emotional as a Coastal Fire Department paramedic treats him in Shoreline, Washington.
Excessive heat warnings were issued across the US in July. Pictured above, Peter Kristen helps his wife Shera swim in the Emancipation Pool on July 19, 2022 in Houston.
Heat-related deaths are not the only problem during heatwaves. Heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke, can lead to brain injury or even death, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Pictured above, a woman takes a sip of a drink in Domino Park, Brooklyn.
A spokesman for the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics told DailyMail.com that data on heat-related deaths for July is not yet available. They noted that there were 18 heat-related deaths in May and June, but said the numbers were “incomplete”.
Heat can be hazardous to health for several reasons. Heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke, can lead to brain injury or even death, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Exposure to hot weather has also been linked to an increased risk of hospitalization for people with heart disease, worsening asthma symptoms, dehydration, and even increased rates of violent crime and suicide.
For the second year in a row, some Americans are struggling with sweltering weather. Last year, a heat wave swept through the Pacific Northwest, killing 116 people in Oregon and 112 more in Washington, making it the deadliest weather-related event in that state’s history.
The CDC warns that due to the effects of climate change, incredibly hot summers could become the new normal.
“In the United States, extreme summer heat is intensifying. Climate projections indicate that extreme heat events will become more frequent and intense in the coming decades,” the CDC wrote on its website.
“However, some heat-related illnesses and risks of death have decreased in recent decades, perhaps due to better forecasting, early warning systems for heat, and increased access to air conditioning for the US population. Despite this, extreme heat remains a cause of preventable death across the country.”
This summer, extreme weather has gripped not only United Statesbut also the whole world with thousands of deaths in Europe and Asia as both continents face record temperatures day after day.