(LAS VEGAS) — The West Coast is preparing for what could be another three days of record temperatures, as Saturday’s heat has created dangerous conditions from California to Texas.
According to ABC Meteorologist Ginger Zee, Saturday saw record temperatures across the region. The temperature in Needles, Calif. reached 123 degrees, the highest ever in June. Sacramento, Calif. made it up to 107 degrees, San Antonio, Texas hit 108 and it was 119 in Phoenix. Salt Lake City has already seen four days of temperatures near 105 degrees.
That heat is expected to continue over the next few days. Las Vegas is expecting an all-time high of 117 degrees while Death Valley, Calif. will look to live up to its name with a scorching 129 degree temperature.
This heat is dangerous. One person is dead in Las Vegas, and dozen more have been hospitalized for heat-related illness. A woman in San Diego had to be air rescued after the heat made her sick while on a hike. Volunteers in Houston are bringing the homeless water and ice.
Residents are advised to stay out of the sun and keep hydrated
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