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Heads up! Dangerous (!) heat announced for many European countries.

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posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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originally posted by: NiteNGale2
a reply to: ketsuko

Is that the heatwave that I remember in France when the news was filled with reports of the deaths of the elderly? The french were leaving in droves on vacation because of the oppressive heat but the elderly couldn't travel and were stuck trying to survive temperatures over 100 degrees F in homes that did not have air conditioning? Wasn't the death toll in the thousands?



Yes. We are not at all used to such heat and although all homes have heating, air conditioning at that time was rare.
Since then, many people got it installed. We bought my mother in law an air conditioning system after that happened.
The problem is that she hasn't much experience with air conditioning and doesn't understand how it works! She will turn it on, but also open the windows, for example. There is also a cultural habit of being concerned about getting sick from cold air, which makes her hesitate to use it.
So there is perhaps less risk this year than in 2003, but it is still present. The elderly need to be looked after.




posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: NiteNGale2
a reply to: ketsuko

Is that the heatwave that I remember in France when the news was filled with reports of the deaths of the elderly? The french were leaving in droves on vacation because of the oppressive heat but the elderly couldn't travel and were stuck trying to survive temperatures over 100 degrees F in homes that did not have air conditioning? Wasn't the death toll in the thousands?



Yes, that one.

I wonder if we went back and looked at 2003 if there were similar El Nino style conditions in place.



posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 07:42 AM
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Theres some pretty decent storms going on right now.

You can follow lightening strikes in real time on this nifty little website

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posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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30'c in my home. outside 32'c
having trouble with computer games
as the graphic card keeps overheating.

and in UK it gets the hottest in August!
we will have people die ! again.
that has hapend before Eurep to.

how much salt with water do
you use to re hydrate some one?



posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: buddha
30'c in my home. outside 32'c
having trouble with computer games
as the graphic card keeps overheating.

and in UK it gets the hottest in August!
we will have people die ! again.
that has hapend before Eurep to.

how much salt with water do
you use to re hydrate some one?


My NH-D15 is struggling to keep the cpu cool. Had to down clock it back to stock speeds. Both my graphics cards are heating up too.



posted on Jul, 1 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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Here in East Lancs, Uk we have a thunderstorm passing through right now. It is 10:55pm and the sky is lighting up every 10 seconds or so. It sparked off around 10:30pm. Had a short torrential downpour, but nothing major. The heat is still stifling.




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