Impact of 2012 summer heat

Published On: Jul 12 2012 10:41:47 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2012 11:07:15 AM EDT

The first eight months of 2012 have been the hottest ever recorded in the continental U.S., according to the National Climatic Data Center. Check out some of the ways the extreme heat has affected the U.S.

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The heat wave has seen a rise in cases of heat stroke and dehydration. Officials said 13 people were taken to the hospital for heat-related illnesses following President Barack Obama’s outdoor campaign speech at Carnegie Mellon University on July 6, 2012.

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