Jul 25, 2016

Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

Phoenix, AZ
Detroit, MI
USA
by
Azadeh Ansari and Farida Fawzy
,
CNN
Heat stroke can happen very quickly after heat exhaustion settles in. Image: CDC / CNN
Heat stroke can happen very quickly after heat exhaustion settles in. Image: CDC / CNN

Six heat-related deaths have been reported as dangerously high temperatures continue to scorch portions of the Eastern U.S., where heat advisories remain in effect Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Cody Flom, 12, suffered a fatal heat stroke while hiking Friday at the Sonoran Mountain Preserve in Arizona, where temperatures soared to a sweltering 111 degrees, a Phoenix Fire Dept. spokesperson said.

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The sweltering Midwest weather claimed the lives of a handful of people in the Detroit area over the course of three days, Roseville Police Chief James Berlin told CNN.

Five elderly residents who had underlying health issues died as a result of the sky-rocketing temperatures, Berlin said. Residents were encouraged to stay hydrated and find an air-conditioned place to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke