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    Philadelphia reports first heat wave death in two years; flood watch in effect
    Updated: JULY 5, 2018 — 7:44 PM EDT

    by Anthony R. Wood, Staff Writer
    On Thursday — the sixth consecutive day of 90-plus temperatures locally — Philadelphia reported its first heat-related death since 2016.

    The victim was not identified, nor was it disclosed when the person died. Health Department spokesman James Garrow said heat was “a significant contributing factor” to the death, which occurred during the heat wave that began Saturday and peaked Tuesday.

    Heat-related deaths in Las Vegas higher in July than any other month
    by Antonio Castelan Thursday, July 5th 2018
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    LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Health professionals with the Southern Nevada Health District say heat-related deaths are on the rise.

    The district reports in 2017 there were 123 heat-related deaths. In 2016, that number was 78.

    The Clark County Coroner has already registered 18 heat-related deaths this year. And July, the month considered the deadliest, has just started.

    Postal Carrier, 63, Found Dead in Her Truck Amid Record Temperatures Was Months from Retirement

    DAVE QUINN July 10, 2018 04:02 PM
    A mail carrier who worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years died on the job Friday, as a massive heat wave hit Los Angeles.

    Peggy Frank, 63, was sitting in her mail truck in the Woodland Hills area when she was found unresponsive by a neighbor, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office told PEOPLE. Paramedics arrived on the scene and tried to revive Frank, but she was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. local time.

    Temperatures in the area that afternoon had reached 117 degrees, CBS Los Angeles reported. An excessive heat warning for the region had even been released by the National Weather Service.

    Vt. heat wave: Essex Junction woman died in home where temperature reached 115 degrees
    Elizabeth Murray and Will DiGravio, Burlington Free Press Published 4:16 p.m. ET July 6, 2018 | Updated 5:32 p.m. ET July 10, 2018

    Vermont's death toll from last week's extreme heat wave has risen to four, state Department of Health Spokesman Ben Truman said Monday.

    Among the deceased is Mary Myott, 79, of Essex Junction, who died in a home where the temperature had risen to 115 degrees.

    Police: Heat caused death of Milton woman
    Woman's body found along with bodies of her 2 dogs
    By: Mike Hoey
    Posted: Jul 05, 2018 05:55 PM EDT
    Updated: Jul 06, 2018 02:14 PM EDT

    MILTON, Vt. - An autopsy has found that heat caused the death of a 57-year-old Milton woman found in her home Thursday.

    BY EWAN PALMER ON 7/4/18 AT 11:51 AM
    At least five people have died in the U.S. due to the heat since the weekend, including an elderly man in New York City

    A 30-year-old man also collapsed running a race in Wilmington, New York, after his internal temperature reached an estimated 108 degrees Fahrenheit, reports CNN.

    Maryland reports first heat-related death
    By DANDAN ZOU Jul 5, 2018
    After the state reported its first heat-related death last week, local health officials are asking residents to watch out for warning signs of heat-induced illnesses as more high-temperature days approach this summer.

    The first heat-related death reported this year in Maryland was a Prince George’s County man who was between 18 and 44 years old, the Maryland Department of Health said last week.

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    Heat ‘played a role’ in elderly Hemet woman’s death
    PUBLISHED: July 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm | UPDATED: July 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    Heat “played a role” in the death of an 86-year-old woman found dead in her Hemet apartment during last weekend’s heat wave, Riverside County health officials said Thursday.

    New Jersey
    Heat death blamed on PSE&G latest bizarre tragedy for N.J. family
    Updated Jul 11; Posted Jul 11

    By Mark Di Ionno,
    NJ Advance Media for

    Desiree Washington sat in the quiet of her living room. The only sound was the white noise of a window air conditioner, cooling the house where her mother died last week in the stifling heat.

    It was 95 degrees Tuesday, slightly hotter than July 5, when PSE&G cut the power to the tidy brick ranch at the corner of Shepard Avenue and Hunterdon Street.

    "When I walked in here that day, you could not breathe," Washington said.

    The death of Linda Daniels was the latest tragedy to strike this family.

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