13 US states record heat coming, others threatened by floods and tornadoes
Thirteen states in the southern United States - from Texas to Kentucky - are at risk from extreme heat. It is expected that in some areas the heat index (an indicator of the effect of temperatures on the human body, taking into account not only air temperature, but also humidity) will rise to 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius).
This week has already become very hot in places like Laredo (Texas), where on Monday a temperature record was set at 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius); and in Galveston (Texas) a record was set of the highest night temperature - 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 Celsius), writes ABC News.
Meanwhile, hot weather warnings have been issued in the southwestern United States and California in areas such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Sacramento, where air temperatures are projected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius).
Meanwhile, the Midwest suffers from heavy rains and storms.
In St. Louis, 2,68 inches (6,8 cm) of rainfall in one day were recorded - a record for the city. Because of this, a number of streets and quarters of the city were flooded, the homes of some residents were affected.
As of Tuesday morning, severe storms continue in the Midwest, which can lead to devastating winds and flash floods.
In the afternoon of August 13, a serious storm threat will drift from the Midwest to areas of the Central Atlantic and the Tennessee River Valley; warnings of potential flash floods and tornadoes have already been issued in these regions.
Precipitation warnings have been issued for eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and parts of New Jersey, with rainfall of up to 3 inches (8 cm) in just a few hours on Tuesday.
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