Parts of South and Mid­west grap­ple with dan­ger­ous heat wave

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Kansas City: Fore­cast­ers are warning about days of scorching, dan­ger­ous heat grip­ping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Mid­west, where the heat in­dex on Mon­day eclipsed 120 de­grees (48.9°C) in one town and climbed nearly that high in oth­ers. With tem­per­a­tures around 100 de­grees (37°C) at mid­day and “feels like” tem­per­a­tures soar­ing even higher, parts of 13 states were un­der heat ad­vi­sories, from Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the South to Mis­souri and Illi­nois in the Mid­west.

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