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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Martin Bull, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. C.Evans

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    I've heard on the news that because of the heat--that across Europe--more than 2,000 people have died. :( :(

    I hope you guys get relief soon.
     
  2. Martin Bull

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    Actually, yesterday and today have been back to a more 'normal' temperature here ( 70 deg F ) and all everyone is talking about are the Northern US power-cuts.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Friedrich

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    Yes, I too heard about those 2.000 people in Europe dead by heath. It's truly a pity. The temperatures were excessive indeed: 38ºC in London, 40ºC in Paris and 47ºC in Portugal! :eek: :(
     
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    You've got me confused now? The news study I saw on TV reported France has had 3000 deaths due to the heat-wave, which they originally 'concealed' until figures were compiled from the undertakers.

    A medical spokesman said several weeks ago they warned the government there were going to be too many doctors and nurses on holiday if the heat-wave went on to be a problem, and the government ignored them. Now they have done a U turn and admitted the emergency, they have invoked emergency powers to utilise military personnel.

    The fatalities are not people killed in country fires, but victims of heat related exhaustion. Apparently to 40 degree daytime temperatures persisted through the night, and this constant heat without respite was doing the damage - old and sick most at risk.

    I've heard nothing of other countries being effected in this way, Britain certainly wasn't. Today was bonza dear boy! [​IMG]

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  5. Stefan

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    To be honest right now the weather is beautiful, sunny, warm, not a cloud in the sky but not too hot, I mean now it is actually possible to sit outside or find somewhere cool without looking for an airconditioning unit. Apparently tomorrow it will be down to 25 C ish around london, ooooh, thats more what we are used to...
     
  6. C.Evans

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    Scratch the 3000 figure--I heard on the way over here that at least 5,000 in France alone have died due to the extreme weather. :( :( :(
     
  7. charlie don't surf

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    Atleast that's the estimation. Most of these deaths are old people who are sensetive to the heat and thus die a bit earlier. :(

    Best regards/ Daniel
     
  8. C.Evans

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    Yeah--I remember the same thing happened some years ago I think in Chicago? I don't remember how many died but--it was mostly the elderly and infants who died from the heat. :( :(
     

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