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John McDevitt
July 19, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A frightening reminder of just how dangerous this heat can be came today in Wynnefield Heights. A partial outage at an apartment building for seniors had to be evacuated forcing hundreds out in the sweltering conditions for hours. Nearly 300 residents had to be...
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Sweaty man trying to refresh from heat with a fan - stock photo
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Kim Glovas
July 19, 2019 - 4:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With people seeking refuge in air conditioning in the heat wave, power utilities are urging conservation. Hours when most people are at work are when power usage is at its highest, so local utilities are urging consumers to turn it off or turn it down. "Managing that...
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
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July 05, 2019 - 7:13 am
By Monica Garrett and Susan Scutti (CNN) — Alaska's heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 90 degrees Thursday, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever reached in the state, according...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Mike DeNardo
August 28, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hot, muggy conditions forced classes to end early on only the second day of the school year. The thermometer outside read 92 degrees as students filed out of Spring Garden School. "It's really hot in our room. There's no air conditioning. All we have is two little...
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People crowd La Concha beach in the basque city of San Sebastian, northern Spain, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos
August 04, 2018 - 3:03 pm
By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures and threatens to stick around for days to come. The...
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To combat the extreme heat, the city held a Beat the Heat program Wednesday to raise awareness about available resources for residents of Hunting Park.
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Justin Udo
July 25, 2018 - 7:03 pm
HUNTING PARK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The summer heat is taking a major toll on one Philadelphia neighborhood a little more than the others. "Hunting Park surface temperatures can get up to 20 degrees hotter than other parts of the city. Unfortunately, residents are suffering," said Michelle Taylor...
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High heat and humidity are to blame for the deaths of at least 17 people since Sunday in Quebec.
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July 05, 2018 - 6:58 am
By Alanne Orjoux (CNN) -- High heat and humidity are to blame for the deaths of at least 17 people since Sunday in Quebec, according to Dr. David Kaiser of Montreal's Regional Public Health Department. Kaiser told CNN Wednesday that the victims were mostly over the age of 50, male, and living alone...
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Just one day after the FBI announced the arrest of a man planning to possibly bomb Cleveland and Philadelphia this summer, police are reminding people to stay vigilant during Fourth of July festivities. Patrol officers and federal authorities will be on foot, on bikes...
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Andrew Kramer
July 02, 2018 - 9:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As temperatures climb into the hundreds, officials advise being on the lookout for road buckling. When it's hotter than 90 degrees out — like we've continued to endure this week — PennDOT Deputy Communications Director Brad Rudolph said some roads throughout the...
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drinking water in hot summer
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Kim Glovas
July 02, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of visits to regional emergency rooms is on the rise as the heat wave continues. The effects of heat stroke can come up quickly, and doctors at regional emergency rooms are seeing more than their fair share of people who have been out in the heat too long...
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