Wow, some Australians have remarked that this heatwave is one of the worst heatwaves in 100 years! Unfortunately, some people are believed to have suffered heat-related deaths. I have so much empathy for those Australians that are getting hit with that heatwave. Here’s more from Reuters:
“A heatwave blamed for raging bushfires and a spate of deaths eased a little in Australia’s densely populated southeast on Saturday, but a ban on lighting fires in the open remained in force.
Temperatures slipped below 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in most major centres for the first time in several days, but parts of Melbourne and Adelaide still recorded temperatures above that mark.
Authorities fear several elderly people may have died due to the heatwave, after 22 “sudden deaths” in Adelaide on Friday.
Sudden deaths are those caused by medical conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, said an ambulance official, adding autopsies would determine whether the deaths were heat-related.
In Melbourne, power was largely restored after blackouts left hundreds of thousands of homes in the dark on Friday, but a major bushfire was still burning in the east of Victoria state.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP416848