No one was prepared for the heatwave that hit North America: in some areas, such as Oregon, Washington State, and Canada, temperatures reached as high as 50 degrees Celsius. Sudden and abnormal temperatures since, in these regions, temperatures rarely reach 30 degrees. Because of this, the population found themselves completely caught off guard: there are no air conditioners installed in the houses and people had to deal with the effects of these temperatures, trying to find shelter and invent a solution. Tar breaks down, candles twist can shatter, food cooks in the sun, flowers wither, animals cannot roam outside. And these are perhaps only the less important issues that people have faced. Residents of these areas have shared photos, and we can only imagine what it is like to live in such extreme temperatures.
#1. “I kept hearing strange noises. I looked outside and …”
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#2. The car has been transformed into a small swimming pool to allow the dog to rest too.
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#3. The heat is so strong that even the candles bend.
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#4. Even the facades of houses are melting.
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#5. The condition of plants before and after the heat wave.
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#6. You can cook an egg by simply leaving the pan in the sun.
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#7. The fresh produce section has been completely emptied.
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#8. Even cats suffer from heat.
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The teachers have thought of putting a rag wet with cold water on their backs: they can momentarily be relieved.
#9. A photo showing the condition of the pavement in the streets of Portland.
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#10. Even the cat is looking for a place to stay cool.
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#11. “I took advantage of the heat today to bake cookies in the car”
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Indeed, why turn on the oven?
#12. Even the tar has melted and cleaning everything up is a big business.
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#13. People try to find shelter by sticking aluminum foil on doors where the sun is shining.
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#14. The skateboard track is filled with water: an alternative pool.
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#15. A swimming pool for the little raccoon: he too needs to cool off.
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