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112 Million Under Heat Alerts Across U.S.

HeadlineJul 13, 2023

Here in the United States, multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday across the Chicago area, including a twister that struck near Chicago O’Hare International Airport, prompting passengers to take cover and disrupting hundreds of flights. More than 112 million people across the U.S. were under heat alerts on Wednesday, with more blistering heat in the forecast through the weekend. This is meteorologist Tom Frieders of the National Weather Service.

Tom Frieders: “We’re looking at, you know, potential daily records for high temperatures being broken, from California, to the west, through Arizona all the way into West Texas.”

Meanwhile, Vermont, which has suffered from major flooding, is expecting major rainfall this weekend.

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