Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Heatwave causes rolling blackouts in U.S.

by Keymah B. N. Aharon

The heat wave is moving across the country from California to New York. It has been more than two weeks of triple-digit temperatures that killed at least 136 people and caused power failures. Temperatures hit or hovered near 100 degrees Fahrenheit in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, with hotter weather forecast for Wednesday. Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago were sweating it out in equally stifling temperatures. The heat wave also cause a major demand on many cities power systems and caused power to be shut off for thousands of residents. Click on links for more information: Eastern US swelters through heat wave, Deadly heatwave moves east across United States, and Customers Lose Power In Rolling Blackouts .

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