7/21/2011 2:30 PM ET |
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22 people have lost their lives this week due to the extreme heat facing most of the central and southern United States.
Temperatures have hit 100 degrees and are now moving east with the same ridiculously hot, hot heat hitting Washington D.C. on Thursday.
Yikes! Stay inside and drink LOTS of water!
1,500 cattle have also died in South Dakota because of the heat wave, so remember to keep your pets out of the sun and for God's sake, don't leave them alone in a car!
With the unusually high temperatures expected to last into August, experts suggest the heat wave could rival the effects of the deadly heat wave in 1995, which claimed hundreds of lives in Chicago alone.
[Image via AP Images.]
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