Surviving the Heatwave: Texans Brace for Extreme Temperatures

In Texas, a deadly tornado claimed three lives, leaving millions in danger of an extreme heatwave. The NWS issued a heat advisory and warned temperatures could reach 110F (43C) at times.

As residents run their air conditioners, power grids are under strain with 400,000 customers currently without electricity in the South as of Friday evening.

The tornado devastated the small town of Perryton, killing three people. At least 30 mobile homes took a direct hit from the tornado and were damaged or destroyed.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an emergency order to expedite and hasten the state's recovery efforts.

In addition to the tornado-related deaths (as mentioned previously), a woman died in Florida after a tree fell on her home.

The extreme heatwave comes as the US prepares to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday on Monday, a federal holiday.

To combat the heat, cities across Texas have opened up cooling centres for vulnerable residents. However, officials warn that heat records are expected to be broken over the weekend.

With power grids already under strain, it is essential that residents take precautions to stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses.

As the world continues to face the impacts of climate change, it is crucial to remain vigilant and prepared for the unexpected weather patterns that may arise.

The extreme temperatures are not only a danger to humans but also to animals. Pet owners should take precautions to keep their animals cool and hydrated.

By following simple tips such as staying hydrated, avoiding direct sunlight, and taking frequent breaks in air-conditioned areas, residents can stay safe during the heatwave.

As Texans continue to face the aftermath of the deadly tornado and the extreme heatwave, it is important to remain resilient and come together as a community to support one another.

Stay safe during the heatwave and don't forget to stay hydrated!