Hyperthermia claimed nearly a dozen lives in one day in one Washington county. A small town in British Columbia set Canada’s heat record at just over 121 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hundreds of deaths in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon have been linked to a heat wave that has roasted the Pacific Northwest for days and broken Canadian heat records, sending hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for relief.
Isai, Vjosa. Bilefsky, Dan. Hubler, Shawn. 2021. “Deaths Spike as Heat Wave Broils Canada and the Pacific Northwest” The New York Times. June 30, 2021.