Heat: Nature’s Stealth Killer

High temperatures claim 27 lives in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.


The heat wave baking the East Coast is taking its toll. In the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, 27 heat-related deaths have been reported. Maryland is reporting 17 heat-related deaths, D.C. has one and Virginia has nine. Most heat-related deaths are preventable. Drinking fluids and seeking relief in air-conditioned spaces can help prevent such deaths. Chew on this: High temperatures claim more lives in the United States than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. Water bottle, anyone?

Read more at The Washington Post.

–Nsenga K. Burton