LOS ANGELES( Reuters) – Four parties, including a homeless person and two hikers, have died from the record-breaking heat in the U.S. Southwest, media reports read, where triple-digit temperatures have driven tenants indoors and canceled airline flights.
The firstly two fatalities recorded in the three-day heatwave took place on Monday in Santa Clara County, California, south of San Francisco, and included a homeless person found in a automobile, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
The casualties were identified only as a 72 -year-old man and an 87 -year-old woman.
” It is tragic when a person dies of hyperthermia since in most every instance it could have been avoided ,” Dr. Michelle Jorden of the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office told the newspaper.
” Hyperthermia and hot stress happen when a body’s heat-regulation plan cannot handle the hot. It can happen to anyone, which is why it is so important is still in a cool place, booze plenty of ocean and take a cool tub or shower if you are getting too hot ,” Jorden said.