Record-breaking heat wave hits 24 million U.S. residents

1 week ago

More than 24 million Americans living from the Northern Plains to New England and parts of Texas will be affected by a record heat wave. Six states already set record highs on Monday.

Boston is experiencing extreme heat as temperatures have climbed above 32 degrees Celsius and are holding for the third straight day. Temperatures in the city are expected to rise even higher today. Jim Hooley, Boston’s emergency medical services chief, says there has been an increase in calls from people with overheating and health problems because of the heat.

At least 15 public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced Monday that they will switch to distance learning from Tuesday through Thursday because of the extreme heat expected.

Elsewhere in the northeastern United States, authorities are also preparing for extreme heat.