DALLAS, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Dallas residents suffered for the 32nd day with temperatures topping 100 degrees Tuesday while blazing heat continued over the central United States.
Heat advisories were in place from the South to the Central Plains with at least 14 states suffering from high temperatures and humidity, CNN reported.
Health officials in Dallas were passing out air-conditioning units to residents who couldn’t afford them.
“If people meet the eligibility requirements, which is usually based on income, we’ll go out there to install the a/c unit,” said Blanca Cantu of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Agency.
Meteorologists predicted the string of triple-digit heat in the Dallas Fort Worth area might last for the next couple of weeks, Accuweather.com reported.
“The current string of 100-degree days will probably last into the middle of August,” said Paul Pastelok, a long-range expert meteorologist.
The longest stretch of 100-degree days in Dallas was 42 set in the summer of 1980.