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Hundreds believed dead in heat wave despite efforts to help

 

Colin Mulvany, Spokesman-Review via AP

With the temperature well over 100 degrees, Spokane, Wash., firefighter Sean Condon, left and Lt. Gabe Mills, assigned to the Alternative Response Unit of of Station 1, check on the welfare of a man in Mission Park in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The special fire unit, which responds to low priority calls, has been kept busy during this week's heatwave.

SALEM, Ore. - Many of the dead were found alone, in homes without air conditioning or fans. Some were elderly - one as old as 97. The body of an immigrant farm laborer was found in an Oregon nursery.

As forecasters warned of a record-breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada last weekend, officials set up cooling centers, distributed water to the homeless and took other steps. Still, hundreds of people are believed to have died from Friday to Tuesday.

An excessive heat warning remained in effect for parts of the interior Northwest and western Canada Thursday.

https://www.startribune.com/hundreds-believed-dead-in-heat-wave-despite-efforts-to-help/600073820/

 

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