posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 11:22 PM
...I received from a friend today.
Power Blackouts Hit Rome...
'Million at risk' in Italy heatwave...
France faces locusts...
Drought tightens its deadly grip on Europe...
116 Degrees in Las Vegas Breaks Record For date...
The other link is to the Vegas wether, and has changed since receiving it.
Maybe I should have put this in a religious forum!
One link is acting stupid, so here is a bit of the info:
ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- A heat wave in Italy has put the health of one million people at risk and the government has warned the situation could be
even worse than the summer of 2003 when 20,000 people died due to soaring temperatures.
Authorities have asked local doctors to keep an eye on their patients above 75 years of age who are most vulnerable, hoping to avoid a repeat of the
death-rate of two years ago which has just been revised up from 8,000.
"We are faced with a heat wave that is equal if not worse than in 2003 (and) around one million people are at risk," Health Minister Francesco
Storace told a news conference.
Italy is bathed in hot Saharan air with temperatures forecast on Tuesday to reach 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit), with the hottest regions in the
north. In cities it can feel much hotter as asphalt roads and pavements pump the heat back up from below.
[edit on 18-7-2005 by Thomas Crowne]