Heat advisories have been issues to fifteen southern states, and as of now Texas is getting hit the worst. Recently, Dallas has had 34 straight days with temperatures above 100, record setting, and showing that this is by far the hottest summer ever.
The heat wave is having its consequences for the crops and the people. In Kansas City, Missouri they held their “Warrior Dash” course, and one of the runners collapsed and died at the end of the race.
Not only is it very hot, but dry as well. This has been the third hottest July and crops are feeling the heat and lack of water.
All over, electricity companies are urging people to stop using electricity as much as they can. The thermostat should be set to 80 Degrees, and you should stop using dishwashers and dryers for a couple of months.
In Arkansas, they reported a 114 degree day; the hottest day in Little Rock ever. Three high school fool ball players also passed away due to the heat. These numbers hit hard, and the overuse of energy is hitting our wallets.
It will be very important to stay hydrated this summer; drink around 60 fluid ounces a day, and if you feel dizzy sit down. Also, try to have salts before you start drinking water, otherwise the water will sweat right out of your pores and you will become exhausted.