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High temperature may be the cause of multiple Valley deaths

With temperatures reaching recording-breaking heat, multiple deaths across the Valley may be the result from triple-digit temperatures.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Editor's Note: The video above is from a newscast on June 15. 

If you have taken one step outside in the past week, you have felt the record-breaking high temperatures. 

The Maricopa County Joint Information Center Office of Medical Examiners released information stating that it has identified 10 potential heat-related deaths in the past seven days, one of which is confirmed. 

Arizona isn't the only state with scorching heat this week. A vast part of the American West has also been affected. The National Weather Service advised that those in the heatwave should:

  • Drink plenty water
  • Take cool showers and bath
  • Wear light, loose clothing
  • Stay in air-conditioned places
  • Seniors, children and those with health issues should stay in cool areas.

For warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, click here. Knowing the difference can save a life. 

Arizona Weather 

Arizona has seen its fair share of severe weather. Here is a compilation of videos from various storms across the Grand Canyon state.