A devastating heat wave hit the southern states of the United States after tornadoes on Thursday
Many cities in the southern United States opened cooling centers on Saturday due to the heat wave that reached the weekend.
Several cities in the southern United States opened cooling centers on Saturday due to the heat wave that reached the end of the week, after the hurricanes that previously devastated the region. The US National Weather Service issued a heat warning for parts of Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
According to official forecasts, the temperature in the coastal part of Texas will reach 46 degrees Celsius due to high humidity, while it will approach 50 degrees in the cities of Brownsville and Corpus Christi. At the same time, the measured air temperature was much lower than this, around 35 degrees expected and 34 degrees high in Dallas, while the 40.5 degrees heat sensation is due to humidity. The weather service drew attention to similar temperature values for Louisiana and the southern part of Florida due to air masses with high humidity coming from the Gulf of Mexico.
Meanwhile, the town of Perryton, with a population of 8,000, was declared a disaster area by the governor of Texas, as three people were killed in a tornado on Thursday night and much of the town was destroyed, and about 160 people had to be saved. healthcare. In the aftermath of the whirlwind, in light of the heat that broke out, electricity was cut off for about a thousand people on Saturday, and Greg Abbott According to the governor’s statement, all financial resources will be provided for the rapid reconstruction, according to MTI.