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Almost 40 million Americans under warnings or advisories because of dangerous heat

Jul 11, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- While many Americans along the Gulf Coast are bracing for torrential rain and a possible hurricane, millions of others are dreading the oppressive heat to come in the next few days.

More than 6.5 million people are under an excessive heat warning, including residents of Phoenix, according to the National Weather Service. Above normal temperatures in the Arizona capital could factor into heat indexes close to 120 degrees on Friday and Saturday, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said....