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Yet another heat wave grips parts of US West

Aug. 06, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest braced for yet another heat wave Saturday and the temperature in Denver hit 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, breaking a record set in 1877. Meteorologists on Saturday issued a heat advisory in Portland, Oregon, through Monday and also...

France's going through its most severe drought ever, PM says

Aug. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that France is facing its “most severe drought” ever recorded and announced the activation of a government crisis unit. Borne said in a written statement on Friday that many areas in France are going through a...

Long days grind on search teams in flood-ravaged Appalachia

Aug. 03, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — For days, a search-and-rescue team led by Phillip Dix has combed debris-clogged creekbanks looking for survivors in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky. His crew is used to the stifling heat and humidity but is laboring under the grind of 12-hour shifts spent pulling people from...

France's 2nd heat wave of the year leaves Paris sweltering

Aug. 03, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris’ regional authorities warned residents to be vigilant Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit). In a tweet, the Ile-de-France prefecture also asked residents to moderate their water consumption amid a “major dry spell.” ...

After the rain, heat descends on flooded Kentucky towns

Aug. 02, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — Withering heat was descending on a region of eastern Kentucky already reeling from massive flooding, forcing residents laboring to clean up after the deluge to cope with an oppressive new threat. The grim task of cleaning up from the flooding continued, but...

Seattle area had six deaths blamed on last week's heat wave

Aug. 02, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The medical examiner’s office in Washington state's most populous county, which includes Seattle, has reported six heat-related deaths following a heat wave that encompassed much of the Pacific Northwest last week. In Oregon, the state medical examiner’s office...

At least 14 potential heat deaths in Oregon after hot spell

Aug. 01, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating four additional deaths potentially linked to last week’s scorching heat wave, bringing the total number of suspected hyperthermia deaths to 14. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday the designation of...

Seattle, Portland set heat duration records during hot snap

Jul. 31, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and Portland, Oregon, set records Sunday for most consecutive days of high temperatures and authorities in Oregon investigated more possible heat-related deaths. In Seattle, the temperature rose to 91 Fahrenheit (32.8 Celsius) by early afternoon, the record...

Why Louvre's Mona Lisa keeps a smile: Paris' cooling system

Jul. 31, 2022 02:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Mona Lisa may maintain her famously enigmatic smile because she benefits from one of Paris’ best-kept secrets: An underground cooling system that’s helped the Louvre cope with the sweltering heat that has broken temperature records across Europe. The...

Dangerous Pacific Northwest heat wave suspected in 7 deaths

Jul. 30, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in the Portland, Oregon, region said they would keep cooling shelters open through Sunday night as a likely record-breaking heat wave brought scorching weather to the normally temperate region. At least seven people are suspected to have died from...