It’s still hot and gross out today, but you’ll notice that it’s not as oppressive as it was this past week. However, the heat wave that swept the U.S. and put 132 million people under a heat advisory may have claimed as many as 34 lives in the U.S.
The heat wave set records in many places, including Newark, where the temperature rose to 108 degrees on Friday. Luckily, Canada has come to the rescue, sending cooler air our way.
That’s … better, kind of. If you want to see examples of how other people dealt with the heat, I can direct you to this slideshow of people putting babies in fridges and stuff.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 24, 2011