2024-07-10 09:04:43
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Climate Change

Extreme Weather Ravages USA: Hurricane Devastates Texas While Historic Heatwave Grips Western States

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The USA is currently facing a dual crisis of extreme weather conditions with a devastating hurricane wreaking havoc in Texas and a historic heatwave gripping the western states. The hurricane in Texas has already claimed at least five lives and caused severe damage, prompting urgent response efforts.

Simultaneously, record-breaking temperatures exceeding 52 degrees Celsius in Death Valley and Las Vegas have led to multiple heat-related deaths and warnings of 'extremely dangerous' conditions. Across the nation, over 160 million people are under heat alerts, emphasizing the widespread impact of the scorching temperatures.

The situation is further exacerbated by power outages in Texas due to the hurricane, prompting a federal emergency declaration. The Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, is bracing for more record-breaking heatwaves, with authorities reporting multiple heat-related deaths and the outbreak of wildfires.

Despite the dangers, tourists continue to flock to Death Valley, highlighting the real threats posed by the relentless heatwave across the USA.

The press radar on this topic:

Spiegel Topmeldungen
9. Juli 2024 um 12:55

USA: Extreme Weather Demands Fatalities - Hurricane in Texas and Heat Record in Las Vegas - DER SPIEGEL

Politics
The USA is suffering from extreme weather conditions: A hurricane in Texas has caused severe damage and claimed at least five lives. At the same time, record high temperatures are being measured in Las Vegas and Death Valley, which attracts many tourists, although the authorities are warning of the dangerous temperatures.
n-tv.de
10. Juli 2024 um 06:43

Deadly Heat in the USA: Tourists Risk Their Lives in Death Valley - n-tv.de

Politics
Environment
The extreme heat wave in the USA is causing tourists to travel to Death Valley despite urgent warnings. Temperatures of over 52 degrees Celsius were measured there, in which a motorcyclist died and another person had to be hospitalized. In total, more than 160 million people in the USA are affected by heat warnings that are classified as "extremely dangerous". There were also heat-related deaths in other parts of the country like Las Vegas and Oregon.
Thế giới - VnExpress
10. Juli 2024 um 03:53

Nắng nóng chưa từng có bao phủ miền tây nước Mỹ

Politics
Environment
A historic heatwave has engulfed the western United States, breaking numerous temperature records and threatening human lives. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that around 162 million people, nearly half the US population, are living in areas under heat warnings. The extreme and prolonged heat is particularly dangerous for those without access to cooling devices. Several regions, including Las Vegas, Nevada, have recorded all-time high temperatures. The Biden administration has declared a federal emergency in Texas due to power outages caused by Hurricane Beryl, further exacerbating the impact of the heatwave. The southeastern and East Coast regions of the US are also experiencing oppressive heat, leading to heat-related deaths in some areas.
World news | The Guardian
9. Juli 2024 um 21:56

US heatwave expected to break more records following multiple deaths in Oregon

Environment
The Pacific Northwest is bracing for more record-breaking heatwaves, with authorities in Oregon reporting multiple heat-related deaths. Temperatures are expected to remain dangerously high, with the heatwave fueling the outbreak of new wildfires across the region. The extreme heat has also contributed to a global temperature rise, marking the 12th straight month the world was 1.5°C warmer than pre-industrial times.
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