Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It's Like a Heatwave...

...burning in my heart. Something's got me amazed. Don't know what to do. My head's in a haze.

Sorry...a little Martha & The Vandellas flashback for you all there. Man, the US is in a heatwave that could reach the crisis point before it is over (as if we haven't had enough to worry about). So, the question is: Can the US (and North American) power grid hold up under the intense pressure? The recent heat pushed power consumption to record levels in some states and calls went out for electricity conservation.

The sweltering heat may have caused a power outage in a New York subway, stranding commuters for 2 1/2 hours. It may have also caused a train derailment in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. On Saturday, a 3-year-old boy died in South Bend, Indiana after locking himself in a car in the 90-degree weather. And the mercury is set to soar today which may trigger massive thunderstorms this evening.

I'm not going to use this as a forum for normal climate flunctuation vs. global warming...not now anyway. But, I do know it's really hot and, if your smart, you'll stay out of it. But, remember, conserve some electricity because you don't want a rolling blackout to hit your area when it's 100+ outside.

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