Heat kills more than tornadoes/hurricanes
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|Mon, 08-06-2012 - 8:40am|
According to this recent Health Day News article, extreme heat kills more people than any other weather related event. "Heat waves are more deadly than even the most devastating hurricane, blizzard or tornado, evidence indicates..."Vulnerability to extreme events is more complex than we know and we need to think about broader-scale adaptation," Keller concluded. "We have to recognize that heat kills far more people than the cold and that those most likely to die are people on the social margins of society." more
Do you live in an area that has been affected by the recent heat wave? Are there are deaths associated with the heat? Have you checked on an elderly neighbor or friend to see if they are okay?