Which states are the hottest?
5,849,854,664 7/6/2015 16:04:08 California, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah and the District of Columbia are the states with the most people living in extreme heat in the United States, according to the U.S. government.
The number of Americans living in “severe heat” is estimated at 4.3 million.
The state with the largest number of extreme heat-related deaths is Texas, where more than 6,000 people have died from heatstroke this year, according a study released Tuesday by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
In the first three months of 2015, more than 1,500 Americans died from a heatstroke, according the NCDC.
The nation’s deadliest heatwave of 2015 was a heatwave in the southern U.K. in 2015 that killed more than 200 people.
The NCDC also said that more than 8,000 U.T. students were hospitalized due to heatstroke in 2015.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that heatwaves are “extremely important events that are directly contributing to the global burden of illness, death and social exclusion” and are “crucial to the success of global climate change efforts.”