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