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Temperature records have been broken in the United States, and wildfires have already killed one person in New Mexico

Temperature records have been broken in the United States, and wildfires have already killed one person in New Mexico

June 20, 2024 – 05:26

Temperature records were broken in the northeastern region of the United States, with the maximum daytime temperature rising to more than 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, MTI reported.

In Caribou, a town located in the northeastern state of Maine near the Canadian border, the highest temperature reached 34.4 degrees on Wednesday, and the temperature approached 40 degrees. The city, which is 15 kilometers from the Canadian border, was warmer than Miami, Florida and many cities in Texas. In Chicago, the record set in 1957 was broken on Monday, as the temperature rose to 36.1 degrees.

A heat advisory is in effect for the eastern part of the Great Lakes region and in the northeastern states, and many outdoor programs have been canceled and air-conditioned “cooling centers” have been designated for the public. In New York, parks with limited access were opened, and swimming pools opened earlier than usual.

A major tropical storm could hit the southern states of the United States. The storm became a tropical storm over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and is expected to make landfall in northern Mexico on Thursday. The storm could bring heavy rain and winds, which could help New Mexico firefighters battle brush and forest fires. As of Wednesday in New Mexico, one person has died as a result of wildfires, and thousands of people have been forced to flee the rapidly spreading flames.

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Forests and shrubs are also burning in several places in California. According to a total of federal agencies, wildfires have destroyed an area of ​​about 8,500 square kilometers in the entire United States so far this year, well above the 10-year average.

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