PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Highways are buckling in Wisconsin, water use has been cut back in Indiana and those who have power in the mid-Atlantic are being asked to conserve it.
And the heat gripping much of the country is only expected to worsen today.
People in Philadelphia are expecting temperatures of more than 100 degrees, authorities warn of excessive heat in the Midwest and hundreds of thousands of customers in the mid-Atlantic and the Appalachians are without electricity, and air conditioning, following violent storms. Some have been without power for more than a week.
Yesterday, temperatures in parts of Indiana and Arkansas got as high as 106 degrees.
The heat wave is being blamed for at least 23 deaths. In central Ohio, three people who had heart disease died in the extreme heat. A coroner official in Licking County says had they gotten into the cool, they probably would have survived.
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