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					Chicago Heat wave
      1995
 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
  disasters combined.
• 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
           to occur.
• 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
  food.
       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
  was done.
              References
• http://www.press.uchicago.edu/presssite/
  metadata.epl?mode=synopsis&bookkey=2
  6501
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Heat_
  Wave_of_1995

				
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