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How to stay cool in a heat wave: 5 Fast Facts

Weather

Yes, heat led to the deaths of at least 2,000 cattle in Kansas

Extreme Weather

Yes, 6 extreme weather events happened in the U.S. on June 13

Extreme Weather

Yes, aluminum foil can be used over windows to help keep homes cool

Weather

Yes, heat is historically the top weather-related killer in the US

Weather

No, surveys don’t indicate the Kentucky tornado had the longest path ever

Extreme Weather

Yes, it’s rare for a severe tornado outbreak to take place in December

Extreme Weather

No, the volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands will not cause a ‘mega tsunami’ as conspiracy theorists suggest

Weather

No, a grid pattern of earthquakes on La Palma is not evidence the quakes are man-made or artificial

Technology

Yes, rare extreme weather events are happening more frequently

Extreme Weather

No, animals did not escape from a New Jersey zoo during the Ida storm

Social Media

Yes, FEMA will pay to replace a generator that broke during Hurricane Ida, but only if you meet the eligibility requirements

Weather

Yes, Ida caused New York City’s first ever ‘flash flood emergency,’ which is different from a typical ‘flash flood warning’

Extreme Weather

Yes, Hurricane Ida temporarily reversed the flow of part of the Mississippi River

Weather

Yes, Ida had stronger winds than Katrina at landfall, but Katrina was a larger storm

Weather

No, this photo of gridlocked traffic was not taken from Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida

Weather