Study: Many U.S. cities unprepared for future heat waves

Washington Post: What`s the deadliest natural disaster? In the United States, it`s heat. Between 1979 and 2003, heat waves killed at least 8,015 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That`s more than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined. And it`s largely an urban problem--the bulk of those deaths occur in cities. Why are cities so susceptible to heat waves? Well, in part because that`s where most people live (obviously). But there`s another factor,......

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