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A global heat wave is setting records and causing deaths across the world. The National Weather Service issued warnings regarding the high temperatures to nearly 35 million people living in hot climates this week. In the U.S. alone Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are experiencing record-breaking temperatures, reaching up to 100F. ___ Japan experienced over seven straight days of temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees in areas near the city of Kyoto, breaking all known records for the city. The high temperatures have led to over 44 deaths in Japan, comparing the rescue efforts in the flooded regions of the country. As of Thursday, over 2,500 Japanese citizens were hospitalized due to the heat. __ The excessive heat has also sparked what has been labeled an epidemic of wildfires in countries like Sweden, where high temperatures and a prolonged drought caused 49 fires. Temperatures in Scandinavia typically reside around the 60s and 70s this time of year, but reached 90 degrees this past week. ___ Earlier this month, an Algerian city broke the record for the highest temperature ever in Africa, hitting 124.3 degrees F. Meanwhile, in Quebec, more than 90 people have been killed this month due to extreme heat.: WORLD NEWS GLOBAL HEAT WAVE July 23 | Temperatures in July have broken heat records around the world A global heat wave is setting records and causing deaths across the world. The National Weather Service issued warnings regarding the high temperatures to nearly 35 million people living in hot climates this week. In the U.S. alone Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana are experiencing record-breaking temperatures, reaching up to 100F. ___ Japan experienced over seven straight days of temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees in areas near the city of Kyoto, breaking all known records for the city. The high temperatures have led to over 44 deaths in Japan, comparing the rescue efforts in the flooded regions of the country. As of Thursday, over 2,500 Japanese citizens were hospitalized due to the heat. __ The excessive heat has also sparked what has been labeled an epidemic of wildfires in countries like Sweden, where high temperatures and a prolonged drought caused 49 fires. Temperatures in Scandinavia typically reside around the 60s and 70s this time of year, but reached 90 degrees this past week. ___ Earlier this month, an Algerian city broke the record for the highest temperature ever in Africa, hitting 124.3 degrees F. Meanwhile, in Quebec, more than 90 people have been killed this month due to extreme heat.

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wnyc: As temperatures climb, the elderly, frail, poor are put at risk. Stay safe out there! Make sure you know the signs of heat exhaustion heat stroke and be sure to drink plenty of water. : HEAT EXHAUSTION AGOTAMIENTO DEBIDO AL CALOR HEAT STROKE INSOLACION Feeling Faint or Dizzy Mareo Throbbing Headache Dolor de Cabeza Excessive Sweating Sudor Excesivo No Sweating Piel sin Sudor Cool, Pale, Clammy Skin Piel Pegajosa, Fría y Pálida Body Temperature Above 103 Red, Hot, Dry Skin Temperatura más de 103 Piel Caliente, Roja, y Seca Nausea or Vomiting Náusea y Vómito Nausea or Vomiting Náusea y Vómito Rapid, Weak Pulse Taquicardia y Pulso Débil Rapid, Strong Pulse Taquicardia y Pulso Fuerte May Lose Conciousness Puede Resultar en la Perdida del Conocimiento Muscle Cramps Calambres TAKE ACTION TOME ACCIÓN CALL 9-1-1 LLAME AL 9-1-1 Drink water Tome agua Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives Tome acción inmediatamente para bajar la temperatura de la persona hasta que llegue ayuda Get to a cooler, air conditioned place Descanse en un lugar fresco con aire acondicionado Take a cool shower or use ice packs Báñese con agua fría o pongase hielo NIYIC Credits: Clarisa Diaz, WNYC Data News Teanm National Weather Service NOAA, nws.noaa.gov wnyc: As temperatures climb, the elderly, frail, poor are put at risk. Stay safe out there! Make sure you know the signs of heat exhaustion heat stroke and be sure to drink plenty of water.

wnyc: As temperatures climb, the elderly, frail, poor are put at risk. Stay safe out there! Make sure you know the signs of heat exha...

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