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Las Vegas experiences record-breaking fifth day of scorching 115+ degree temperatures in “most severe” heatwave on record

Extreme Heat Wave in Las Vegas Breaks Records and Raises Concerns

The scorching heat wave in Las Vegas has shattered records and claimed lives as temperatures soared to unprecedented levels. With five consecutive days of temperatures reaching 115 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the city has experienced the most extreme heat wave ever recorded. The previous record of four consecutive days of such extreme temperatures was set nearly 20 years ago, but Las Vegas has already broken 16 heat-related measures since the start of June.

The excruciating heat has tragically resulted in at least nine deaths in Clark County, with officials fearing the toll could be even higher. Meteorologists have labeled this heat wave as the most extreme to hit the city since records began in 1937, prompting residents to stay indoors to avoid the oppressive conditions.

The scorching weather isn’t limited to Las Vegas, as over 142 million people across the country are under heat alerts. Oregon and Arizona have also experienced record-breaking temperatures, with several fatalities reported due to heat-related ailments. In Arizona, a 4-year-old baby girl tragically died of heat-related complications, prompting heartbreak in the community.

As the heat wave continues to grip the nation, officials are urging people to stay inside and take precautions to stay cool. Public cooling centers have been set up in various areas to help those without air conditioning or shelter. Experts warn that even seemingly healthy individuals can suffer from heat-related illnesses in such extreme conditions, emphasizing the importance of staying hydrated and avoiding exposure to the blistering heat.

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