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An intersting email I...

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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...

power outage

The other link is to the Vegas wether, and has changed since receiving it.

Interesting occurances.

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]

posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 02:32 AM
It certainly does have the aura of Biblical plagues -- especially the locusts.

Hopefully the French have learned not to go off on vacation leaving their parents and grandparents locked up in their unairconditioned homes to die... :shk:

posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 12:18 PM
This did not get much coverage in the U.S. national media, but is a hot topic on firefighting websites.

14 firefighters were killed in Spain when a sudden wind shift trapped them in a forest fire. This follows the 2 Portuguese firefighters killed in a forest fire last week. The extreme drought combined with the hot windy weather is creating a national fire emergency in those two countries.

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