Chicago Heat wave
Info about Chicago Heat wave
• Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in
which the temp. would reach 106 degrees.
• Heat waves in the U.S. kill more people
during a typical year than all other natural
• Hundreds of people died behind locked
doors and sealed windows
• Homeless and Elderly people are mostly
effected by heat waves.
What made the Chicago Heat wave
• Heat waves form when an air mass becomes stationary
over a region. Hot humid air masses form over the Gulf
of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea while hot dry air
masses form over the desert Southwest and northern
Mexico. In the Eastern United States a heat wave occurs
when a high pressure system originating in the Gulf of
Mexico becomes stationary just off the Atlantic Seaboard
(typically known as a Bermuda High.) The SW winds on
the back side of the High continue to pump hot, humid
Gulf air North-eastward resulting in a spell of hot and
humid weather for much of the Eastern States.
Animals Affected by a heat wave
• Animals can suffer the effects of heat
stress as well.
• When there is not enough shade or water
for animals, they may change their
behavior. Animals will look for shelter from
the heat under trees or near bushes, start
sweating and panting, drooling, drink more
water and have a reduced appetite for
Who Provided Relief
• Red Cross and Fema and other volunteers
helped with the Chicago Heat wave.
Money in dollar amount
• NO!?!?!?! Damage done during the heat
wave only deaths of dehydration occurred
and heat stroke.
How long did it take to rebuild
• They didn’t rebuild because no damage