Record Heat Wave Responsible For At Least 52 Deaths

A debilitating heat wave has caused at least 52 deaths, with 3,500 temperature records shattered across the country from June 30 to July 6. “We had every single state in the lower 48 hit 90 or 100 degrees because of this heat wave,” WCBS New York meteorologist Lonnie Quinn said. “That’s unheard of.” Washington, D.C., for instance, saw its 11th consecutive day of plus-95 degree temperatures, the longest streak ever for the city. So far this year, there have been 40,000 heat records set across the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.