July 2nd, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Millions still without power amid record heat wave

It may be near the end of the week before power is restored to some of the millions of those lacking electricity following weekend storms as another day of sweltering temperatures was forecast for much of the nation Monday.

The intense early-summer weather has baked areas from Missouri to New York to Georgia with record-breaking heat and unleashed fierce storms that knocked out power over the weekend. At least 16 people were killed from the series of storms.

While the mercury Monday was forecast to stop short of the century mark in many areas, high temperatures will still approach 100 degrees and will definitely be in the 90s for most of the eastern two-thirds of the country, according to CNN meteorologist Sarah Dillingham.

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  1. saywhat

    It is misery to say the least. I do so feel for those folks and pray that relief comes to them soonest.
    Just think of millions around the world who go on living like this , misery in summers, misery in winters.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Mascara Snake

    People in the east can afford it.

    July 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I hope that there are emergency measures in place for our nation's vulnerable.
    They had to evacuate a large retirement center here...
    Thankfully, nobody was injured.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Now Arizona is experiencing an 8,000 acre fire that is at low elevations and parts of the Coronado National Forest is closed. Had we heard about this on the news media, we would not have gone that way to go hiking.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You are ok, though, right?
      You are brave to go hiking in this heat...

      Keep me updated, or I'll worry about you...

      July 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Good golly, Miss Molly!
    I can't even breathe out there!
    It is truly aweful...

    July 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy©, I am fine my friend. We got an early start before the temps hit their high point. Coronado is a massive forest but the concern is the fire is at a low elevation. Thank you for thinking of me.

      July 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Good friends are hard to find...
    I care, no big whoop, lol...

    July 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Special Ed advance team

    deR. tHerE haS bEn soMe fiRES sO we beTteR cHecK fiRst.

    July 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. salinesolution

    That's not mom making breakfast it's all the porkers sizzling in the heat. Just sit back and watch the fat melt away.

    July 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    There are many struggling out there with the heat. We pray for you and your local power company.
    Our circuit finally was repaired and came back up last night about 6:30p. It was of since last Friday.
    Threw out absolutly everything in the fridge and freezer. Not taking any chances. I don't think the sanitation pick up wasn't too happy today. Still have wind damage to fix on the house, from the tornado that crossed over the ridge.

    July 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ Jeff Franks, so glad to here you finally got your power back on and that you had no serious structure damage! Your storm weather finally hit mich yesterday but totally missed us. 15 miles away didnt fare so well, my SIL lost half her windows to hale.

    July 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And @ banasy, my mom said to tell you shes glad youre so amused by her visitors in her house, and would you like to come and visit? Lmfao! The mama squirrel had babies so now she has many visitors she would like some with sensible conversation! Lol

    July 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Not. Touching. That.
    The squirells, either, lol!

    July 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lmao @ banasy, really! She got a charge outta you thinkin that was so funny. Shes been outta town for a week and came home yesterday to more of them. And i didnt say a word about the sensible conversation either lol.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |