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Jul 20, 2011

U.S. Heat Wave of Attack, 22 Killed

Chicago: scorching heat wave that hit the southern United States has claimed many victims. Until Wednesday (22 / 7), recorded the death toll resulting from the increase in temperature has reached 22 people.

National Weather Service said more than two dozen states have been warned to prepare for a sharp spike in temperature that will still continue to hit the U.S.. In Wichita, Kansas, air temperature has reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius). As a result, many citizens who fall ill. As many as 25 people are now lying in the hospital and get intensive care. While in Iowa, 16 people also suffered the same fate.

Site AccuWeather.com forecast the effects of this heat wave will not only be felt by the residents. In the long run, the heat wave will also be destroyed roads, bridges, and farmland. "If the heat wave came in the time period long enough, then its effect would be even greater," said Jim Andrews of AccuWeather.com.

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